The mosaic floor of a skeleton in Munthe's dining-room (VSM 343).
The dining-room surprises the visitor with its replica of a Roman mosaic placed in front of the door. It shows a skeleton holding a carafe o wine in one hand and a jug of water in the other hand. The message could either be a call to moderation, or on the contrary, a recommendation to enjoy life to the full while there is still time. The decorative details vary both in age and artistic value. The heavyu Renaissance sideboard is from Bologna. The large chest with inlaid frontal dates from the 15th century.
Size: 0.80 m x 1.00 m
From: Axel Munthe's San Michele. An Illustrated Guide, 2006. Text by Levente Erdeös.