The Rouchomovsky Skeleton

‘THE ROUCHOMOVSKY SKELETON’: IN SILVER-GILT SARCOPHAGUS

This fully articulated golden skeleton, with velvet-lined coffin, was recently sold at Sotherby’s for $365,000. The decorated coffin is just as impressive, the designs visualising the course of life with graphical representations of the Angel of Death, arts, war and children.

The figure is signed in Cyrillic, on the right splint-bone: Mozyr [18]92 Odessa [18]96 and on the left splint-bone Rouchomovsky; Sarcophagus signed on lid: Israel Rouchomovsky and in Cyrillic on base Israel Rouchomovsky Odessa 1901.

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fully articulated skeletal figure

full skeletal body

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