Memento mori cane depicting Death and Maiden

Unknown Maker (Continental), European, 19th century


about 1840-1860

Carved elephant ivory handle on solid baleen shaft

Overall: 38 1/16 × 3 3/16 in. (96.7 × 8.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith D. and Charles H. Hood, Class of 1951



Place Made: Europe


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Cane

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Engraved on tombstone: ci ciT; numbered, in black felt tip, on white label printed "BUYER'S NUMBER" on ferule: 27


Collected by Judith D. and Charles H. Hood (1929-2016), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, date unknown; given to present collection, 2016.

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