Memento Mori [Remember You Must Die]

 
Memento Mori [Remember You Must Die]
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  • Title :     Memento Mori [Remember You Must Die]
  • Artist:     Giò (Giovanni) Ponti Designer Richard-Ginori Maker S. Cristoforo Unknown relationship
  • Accession:     84.7.38
  • Country:     Italy Milan
  • Date:     1929 1930
  • Dimensions:     Inches 5-3/4 5-3/4, Centimeters 14.6 14.6
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Subject:     Death , Ceramics/Ceramic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     84.7.38.JPG
  • Tags:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Hand-painted glazed ceramic tile with image depicting a wooden "toe pincher" elongated and tapered wooden coffin bearing a skull and cross bones at center supported by two chairs on either side; black drapery swags frame the illustration at side and top sections.