Pearl Skulls – A Japanese artist sculpts beautiful miniature skulls from pearls

The beautiful miniature creations of Japanese artist and designer Shinji Nakaba, based in Tokyo, who uses pearls to sculpt some tiny skulls with an impressive precision. A series of jewelry inspired by the vanities and the funerary art from the 16th and 17th century, evoking both human life and its transience and meaninglessness.

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Images © Shinji Nakaba / source

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