An ivory model of a snake on a skull Meiji Period
Lot 351Y
An ivory model of a snake on a skull Meiji Period
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 1,975) inc. premium

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An ivory model of a snake on a skull Meiji Period An ivory model of a snake on a skull Meiji Period
An ivory model of a snake on a skull
Meiji Period
Comprising a macabre but realistically rendered carving of a human skull, on top of which a snake coiled in two loops lies on the cranium, its tail trailing down the back, the snake's eyes inlaid in pale horn; inscribed in a rectangular reserve Inosan. 5cm x 5.3cm (2in x 2 3/16in).

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫置物 頭骸骨と蛇 「イノ三」文字入 明治時代

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this piece is made of walrus tusk and not ivory as described.
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