Thursday, September 03, 2009

What have YOU had to eat today??

Cataloging old auction catalogs today, and could not resist sharing this piece. It's a German bronze figure, late 16th or early 17th century, of a decomposing man. A very rare representation, it most closely relates to a wood group in the NY Met. attributed to the Master of the Upper Rhine from the early 16th century. This piece was sold by Sotheby's London on December 16, 1971.

I wish i'd been collecting and solvent then, I'd have bought it.



Malach the Merciless said...

I had a liver with a bottle of Chianti

Mrs. Chili said...

Malach, did you have some nice fava beans, too?

It's early as I read this, so I'm working on my first glass of Ovaltine.

Joey Polanski said...


I had a little solvent tday.

Joey Polanski said...

Will you pardon me prposin,

That this guy AINT decomposin?

Hyprsensitive, weve gottn!

Cant we jus say, "DANG!  Hes ROTTN"?