Memento Mori glass skull pendant with Memento Vivere and Seed of Life on the reverse side. The bail is made of silver and crushed opal (space tech) over black representing the Heavens above.
Memento mori means "remember that you must die" in the language of Latin. It serves to remind us of our own mortality.
Memento vivere is Latin for "remember that you must live." Less common and of more recent vintage (according to the Oxford English Dictionary), memento vivere seems to imply that a preoccupation with death is perhaps unwise and unhealthy.
"Memento mori is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death. The concept has its roots in the philosophers of classical antiquity, and appeared in funeral art and architecture of the medieval period." -wikipedia
• Made in 2021
• 2.6 inches tall
• 1.8 inches wide
• Sandblasted signature
• Encased opal bail weld
Category: Glass Art