'THE ROUCHOMOVSKY SKELETON': A RUSSIAN GOLD ARTICULATED SKELETON IN SILVER-GILT SARCOPHAGUS
Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD
The fully articulated human skeleton in a velvet-lined coffin chased around on each side with three panels showing the course of life, one end with attributes of the arts, the other with attributes of war, the removable cover with the journey in the footsteps of the Angel of Death, surrounded by the faces of infants alternately laughing and crying.
Skeleton signed in Cyrillic, on the right splint-bone: Mozyr 92 Odessa 96 and on the left splint-bone Rouchomovsky;
Sarcophagus signed on lid: Israel Rouchomovsky and in Cyrillic on base Israel Rouchomovsky Odessa 1901.
Length of skeleton 3 1/2 in., length of coffin 4 3/8 in.
9 cm; 11.2 cm
The skeleton 1892-1896, the sarcophagus 1896-1906
Israel Rouchomovsky, Mozyr and Odessa,
If only I had a spare small fortune lying around…*sigh*