In the deposits of the state collections of the German city of Dresden, the Carrara marble skull attributed to Gian Lorenzo Bernini has recently been found.
The work, a life-sized skull, was commissioned to Bernini by Pope Alexander VII, because after his ascent to the papacy he remembered looking at him, the transience of his existence.
The work, which was found after extensive research, could be mistaken for a real human skull, so experts say, having been sculpted by Bernini in such a realistic way.