C. Allan Gilbert’s “All is Vanity” – The Ultimate Death Illustration - I remember this from Psych. class!

C. Allan Gilbert’s “All is Vanity” – The Ultimate Death Illustration

“Remember that you must die.” Translated from Latin, this is the meaning of memento mori, a message that spurred a style of jewelry. Dating as far back at the 16th century, memento mori jewelry is designed to remind wearers of their mortality, with designs that incorporate symbols of death like skulls and crossbones, coffins and snakes.

Frighteningly Beautiful Memento Mori and Mourning Jewelry

“Remember that you must die.” Translated from Latin, this is the meaning of memento mori, a message that spurred a style of jewelry. Dating as far back at the 16th century, memento mori jewelry is designed to remind wearers of their mortality, with designs that incorporate symbols of death like skulls and crossbones, coffins and snakes.

One of the oldest gravestones to be found in a churchyard. Below the skull carving are the words “memento more” which are usually written as Momento Mori. Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning “Be mindful of death” and may be translated as “Remember that you are mortal,” “Remember you will die,” “Remember that you must die,” or “Remember your death”.

mariadoroteaj: One of the oldest gravestones to be found in a churchyard. Below the skull carving are the words “memento more” which are usually written as Momento Mori. Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning “Be mindful of death” and may be translated as

Memento Mori.

Memento Mori.

FONT----Memento Mori" tattoo "Remember Your Mortality", remember to live life to the fullest because like all good things it ends.

Memento mori is a Latin phrase that translates to “Remember your mortality” or “Remember you will die”.  From there it has come to mean a genre of artwork that reminds people of their mortality.

Tattoo Ideas - Memento Mori - " Remember that you are mortal", "Remember that you will die" That life is superficial

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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

Netsuke in form of seated skeletons  Skeletons often appear in netsuke. They are sometimes in quite comic poses. This tiny wooden netsuke is in the form of two seated skeletons. The one behind has his hands on the other’s shoulders. The meaning of the imagery is uncertain. The netsuke was made in Japan. Netsuke are toggle-like ornaments. They hang objects such as medicine boxes or tobacco pouches from the sash of a kimono – a traditional form of Japanese dress. Netsuke carving is a form of…

Netsuke in form of seated skeletons “ Skeletons often appear in netsuke. They are sometimes in quite comic poses. This tiny wooden netsuke is in the form of two seated skeletons. The one behind has.

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography

Typically, a post-mortem photograph depicted the dead person in a peaceful state of repose, as in a blissful deep sleep. But some of these post-mortem photos went further. Sometimes they liked to pose the deceased as if he/she was living:

Death Tarot - does not need be a bad card just end of one thing  & beginning of new.

XVII - Mortality- Nothingness Death Tarot - does not need be a bad card just end of one thing & beginning of new.

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Late Roman key ring "Homonea"(Roman Empire, late 3rd-early 4th- century), Gold and nicolo (courtesy Griffin Collection, photo by Richard Goodbody)

Late Roman key ring “Homonea” (Roman Empire, late century), Gold and nicolo (courtesy Griffin Collection, photo by Richard Goodbody) The Meaning of the Ring, from Memento Mori to Marriage

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