Memento Mori.    Carved ivory rosary, early 16th century. Currently in the Metropolitan museum of art, New York.

Memento Mori. Carved ivory rosary, early 16th century. Currently in the Metropolitan museum of art, New York.

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This is the Skull Appreciation Society - Welcome to a World of SkullsWELCOME TO A WORLD OF SKULLS | A blog dedicated to bringing you skulls in art, design and sculpture.

This is the Skull Appreciation Society - Welcome to a World of SkullsWELCOME TO A WORLD OF SKULLS | A blog dedicated to bringing you skulls in art, design and sculpture.

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An English pendant, c.1540-50, in the form of a skeleton within a coffin, a symbol of death and a memento mori.

An English pendant, c.1540-50, in the form of a skeleton within a coffin, a symbol of death and a memento mori.

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17th C Memento Mori Skull Pocket Watch ... certainly way beyond his times!

17th C Memento Mori Skull Pocket Watch ... certainly way beyond his times!

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Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas  I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away.  MT

Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away. MT

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Renaissance Gimmel Ring with Memento Mori Date: dated 1631 Culture: German Dimensions: Height 29.61 mm; exterior diam. 23.7 mm; bezel 14.25 x 12.18 mm.; Weight 13.75 grams

Renaissance Gimmel Ring with Memento Mori Date: dated 1631 Culture: German Dimensions: Height 29.61 mm; exterior diam. 23.7 mm; bezel 14.25 x 12.18 mm.; Weight 13.75 grams

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