Memento Mori Antique with Pocket Watches
Memento Mori (remember that you can die) is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. These timepieces were made to remind people to stick to these, christian, rules for succesful living (and after-life) by the minute….. Clever!
Skull-shaped timepieces as reminder that we all are immortal…
images via laurelleantiquejewellery.co.uk / theoddmentemporium / bogoff.com / wikipedia.org