Ivory Memento Mori pendant with a dead man's face and a decaying skull with worms and other creaturesOn display
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Ivory pendant carved on one side with a dead man's face. On the other side a decaying skull with worms and other creatures. Silver suspension rings, top and bottom.
Ivory Memento Mori pendant with a dead man's face and a decaying skull with worms and other creatures
Datec. 1510 - 1530
Material and technique
elephant-ivory, silver; carved
Dimensions6.5 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)