EXTERNUS ABDOMINIS

25 x 25 cm

In stock (can be backordered)

110,00

Original 17th century engraving of the male lower abdomen. Rich in ornamentation and symbolism, the style of Baroque art was based on the Ignatian principle of applicatio sensuum, which consisted in using human sensuality and eroticism to convey religious messages. What kind of content? It’s difficult to say.

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This ornate decorative plate, which the French call ‘vide-poche’, is a vessel you can use for all kinds of bits and bobs when you want to empty your pockets. It combines the delicacy of porcelain with a classic and solid form.

Decorated and finished with real gold, it is a perfect platter for jewellery, cosmetics or keys. It’s an object with personality, an essential detail of a contemporary interior. Functional and decorative. It introduces a touch of fairy-tale and of an eclectic French style full of lightness and witty humour.

It is perfect for places where bits and bobs accumulate on their own: on the console in the hall, in the bathroom, on the desk or table in the living room, and everywhere else where it will draw attention to itself, making the home far from monotonous. It also makes for an original birthday or wedding present.