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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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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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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My next tattoo this phrase MEMENTO MORI - Latin 'remember that you will die', is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death.

My next tattoo this phrase MEMENTO MORI - Latin 'remember that you will die', is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death.

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