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Small Skulls Court, Austria-South Tyrol, late 18th-early 19th century. Estimate € 2,000.00. Photo Auctionata

Hardwood and bone. Reliquary casket, 9 skull miniatures on 3 levels, presumably carved of nut. Total dimensions: 17 x 14 x 3.7 cm. Good condition

The view of this reliquary conveys a divided feeling between fear and fascinating attraction.

This is a carved and painted reliquary casket with nine of presumably nut carved and under glass contained skull miniatures on three levels. The view of this reliquary conveys a divided feeling between fear and fascinating attraction.

Auctionata. Cabinet of CuriositiesDec 9, 2014, 12 pm ESTBerlin