Art/ Collection/ Art Object


17th century
German or Netherlandish
Height: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1988
Accession Number:
Not on view
Although replicas of skulls were often kept as reminders of the imminence of death, the obsessive, anatomically correct detailing of this skull-both inside and out-suggests that it was a curiosity intended for cabinet of exotica.
Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (until 1988; to MMA)
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