25 April 2010

Memento Mori from 1620

Can you guess what this object was used for?

It's a ceramic (?porcelain) forearm with an embedded jewel and an attached golden skull and sickle.

It's obviously a memento mori, but what practical purpose did it serve?

Answer at the source (in Cyrillic), or at Titam (in French), or in the comments.


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