Vanitas Still Life with Skull, Wax Taper and Portable Sundial, German Master around 1620
German Master around 1620
Vanitas Still Life with Skull, Wax Taper and Portable Sundial
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German Master around 1620

Vanitas Still Life with Skull, Wax Taper and Portable Sundial, ca. 1620


Dimensions
27.4 x 40.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on spruce
Inventory Number
2236
Acquisition
Acquired in 2007, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Vanitas Still Life with Skull, Wax Taper and Portable Sundial
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on spruce
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet unten an der Steinbank auf einem Cartellino: QVOD SUM ERIS

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 2007, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Source
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Jesaja 40,7

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11R6 'Vanitas' still life
Secondary
  • 31F11 death's head, skull (symbol of Death)
  • 47I1111 ear of corn
  • 23U21 sundial
  • 41B31(+1) candle (+ kindling a light; lit, burning light, lamp, candle)

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Last update

22.11.2022