Still Life With a Skull.  Philippe de Champaigne Vanitas, 1671.  Three essentials of existence: life, death and time.

Memento Mori Art

Still Life With a Skull. Philippe de Champaigne Vanitas, 1671. Three essentials of existence: life, death and time.

Embroidery of illuminated skull with flowers on black ground by Kate Walsh.  (Memento Mori)

Embroidery of illuminated skull with flowers on black ground by Kate Walsh. (Memento Mori)

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.

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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