When Ignaz Günther designed his majestic Crucifix, presumably in 1756, at the foot of the cross, alongside the bones, there was also a skull. With its striking eye sockets and stylised form of the jaw, the four-centimetre-tall Skull is a great artefact. Four separate casts are required to produce this miniature in the master workshops – even the jaw has its own cast. Today, this memento mori is among the most popular of the Manufactory's products. It has also been available in black bisque porcelain since 2009.
The Manufactory's handmade religious figures are highly sought-after worldwide. One of the most popular works is Ignaz Günther's Skull, measuring just four centimetres in height. Taken from the Crucifix composition, presumably originally designed in 1756, it has also been available separately as a memento mori for several years. Initially it was produced only in glazed, ivory-coloured porcelain. Since 2009, the striking Skull has also been available in white or black bisque porcelain.
As a symbol of the transience of human life as well as earthly possessions, mortal remains remind us to focus on what is truly important. This stylised skull, measuring just four centimetres, is a miniature masterpiece uniting religion, science and art. Ignaz Günther designed it as early as 1756. Since 2009, this Nymphenburg classic has also been available in black biscuit porcelain.