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☆ Memento Mori Mourning Skeleton Pendant inside a Coffin ☆

Early mourning jewellery with skeletons or skull and crossbones reflects Memento Mori or As I Am So Shall You Be. The earliest depictions of these items are thought to go back to the late Middle Ages during the virulent plague known as The Black Death.

Memento mori (ivory model of human skeleton next to a case in which it can be suspended), 18th century (© Wellcome Images)

Memento mori (ivory model of human skeleton next to a case in which it can be suspended), century (© Wellcome Images) .It certainly looks like a wine bottle opener ~ oh well! it is all in the eye of the beholder.

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Antique Victorian C silver doctor& Skull "Memento Mori" pocket watch&chain

memento more pendant, made in france in the 16th ce

Pendant Museum number: ‘Memento mori’ gold pendant in the form of a coffin enamelled in black and white with a hinged rock-crystal cover and a skeleton in high relief. The reverse and.

Rosary Date: ca. 1500–1525 Culture: German Medium: Ivory, silver, and partially gilded mounts. The end beads are interesting in that they are half skull and half fully fleshed heads.

Rosary in Ivory, silver, and partially gilded mounts. Dated 1500 - 1525 from Germany. Via Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pendant with a Memento Mori, second half of the 16th century, gilded enamel. Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire

Pendant from Brussels that opens to reveal angels flanking a monstrance that displays the host (the bread of the Eucharist/Holy Communi.

'Memento Mori', ivory skeleton in an ebonized wood coffin. South German, possibly Augsburg, 17th century.

“ Memento Mori Ivory skeleton in an ebonized wood coffin. South German, possibly Augsburg, century.

16th Century Example of a Memento Mori hung on a Rosary, Carved from Ivory.

Memento Mori carved on a rosary (early century) ivory; Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Skull watch of Mary Queen of Scots

Skullz Obsessed / Mary Queen of Scots’ Watch: Large skull watch given by the Queen to Mary Seton. The forehead of the skull is engraved with a figure of death between a palace and a cottage, and a quotation in Latin meaning ‘pale death visits with imp

antitacta:    English pendant, circa 1540-1550.

The Torre Abbey Jewel ; English pendant, circa Gold with enamel, currently at the V & A Museum, London.

Pendant  Museum number: 1978,1002.117  ‘Memento mori’ gold pendant in the form of a coffin enamelled in black and white with a hinged rock-crystal cover and a skeleton in high relief. The reverse and insides are enamelled with tongues of fire.  Date: 16thC  Source: British Museum

Pendant Museum number: ‘Memento mori’ gold pendant in the form of a coffin enamelled in black and white with a hinged rock-crystal cover and a skeleton in high relief. The reverse and.

Death: Memento Mori bead poss. from a rosary, ivory, c.1500 France or Flanders

☆ Memento More Bead poss. from a Rosary Carved Ivory 1500 Century France or Flanders ☆

Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers on one side and Death's Head on the other. Netherlands ca. 1500-1525.

Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers and Death’s Head Made in, North France or South Netherlands Date: ca. The Metropolitan Museum

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