Skull with case, Albert Jansz. Vinckenbrinck, c. 1650

Skull with case, Albert Jansz. Vinckenbrinck, c. 1650

Palmhout (buxus), segrijnleer en koper, h 4cm. More details

Vinckenbrinck specialized in small-scale carvings in boxwood; he had a great feeling for the rendering of texture and detail. The owner of this little skull – a vanitas symbol for the transience of life – valued the piece so greatly as a work of art that a small case was made to house it.

On display in room 2.26

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