A German boxwood Memento Mori and a prayer bead, 17th century
the memento mori in a shape of a half-emaciated head surrounded by a snake, with the inscription Hocquart on a label, the double-faced prayer bead with one half carved with Christ, the other with a skull, on a later metal base
H. (memento mori) 8 cm; 3 in. ; (tête) 4 cm, 1 1/2 in.
Formerly Hocquart collection (for the memento mori)
A. Tapié, Vanité - Mort que me veux-tu?, exh. cat. Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 2010, p. 87, (the memento mori).