Object Place: Wels
Legacy dimension: H. 5 1/4"
Medium or Technique
Lead-glazed earthenware (Hafner ware)
Not On View
White glaze; in form of skull with blue in deeply indented eyehold, in nose and mouth. Narrow cylindrical rim (chipped), small base unevenly glazed. Naturally colored twined snakes form handle and extend to temples with tails thru open straps below cheek-bones. Found at Wels in 1894 filled with coins.
1962, with Blumka Gallery, New York; 1962, sold by Blumka to the MFA for $450. (Accession Date: February 14, 1962)
Decorative Arts Special Fund