Figure of a Child with a Skull and Hour-Glass by Unknown Artist

Child rests his elbow on an hourglass and holds a skull on his right knee.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
12 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£609 ( Total: £609)
Acquired in:
1936

A snake issuing from the skull coils round the boy's arm. The inscription is a reminder of mortality.

Provenance

Henry Oppenheimer

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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