A silver skeleton worn as a memento mori pendant is inside the gold coffin. A memento mori often contained images of skeletons and hourglasses. A memento mori reminds the wearer of the shortness of human life and the inevitability of death.
zooophagous: “ detournementsmineurs: “ Collection of lachrymatorys (or lachrymosas), these tear catchers or tear vials - sometimes worn on a necklace, sometimes merely held - were used to gather the tears wept by mourners at funerals, to hold the.
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
MEMENTO MORI DEATH WATCH - 1810 SKULL POCKET WATCH: All clocks and watches are basically timing our ultimate demise when you think about it. And some watchmaker in 1810 really took that literally with this ‘momento mori’ watch.