Odd Imagery

Skull Case

The skull is faithfully rendered. The case, covered with sharkskin leather, is covered with green velvet inside. It rests on four gilded copper griffins and is closed with three copper hooks.

This is an unusual piece on its own, but I have to admit I’ve never heard of sharkskin leather. This might seem macabre, but then again people display loved ones’ ashes too.

Image is from Rijksmuseum and is under Public Domain License.