Memento Mori Skull
Memento Mori Skull
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Memento Mori Skull

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unique and rare figurine in glazed white porcelain handmade by Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory outside Munich. 

When Ignaz Günther designed his majestic Crucifix, presumably in 1756, at the foot of the cross, alongside the bones, there was also a skull. With its striking eye sockets and stylised form of the jaw, the four-centimetre-tall Skull is a great artefact. Four separate casts are required to produce this miniature in the master workshops – even the jaw has its own cast. Today, this memento mori is among the most popular of the Manufactory's products. 

One of the oldest porcelain manufacturer in Germany, established in 1747 by the Bavarian King, the factory is housed in the Nymphenburg Palace. 

Details
Porcelain, glazed
Colour: White
Stamps and No. on figurine
Design Ignaz Günther
Height 4 cm