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Hans Memlin

  • Star Hen

    Say what you will, that skull has extraordinary regular teeth.

Unknown Artist (German ?), Memento Mori Ivory Janus Head, ca. 1600, Ivory, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

Memento Mori. Carved ivory rosary, early 16th century. Currently in the Metropolitan museum of art, New York.

From the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, here's a 16th century memento mori rosary carved out of ivory featuring man on one side and skeleton on the other

A rare early 18th century Memento Mori band gold known as a skeletal, as the whole length of the skeleton is employed on the outside of the hoop, with other emblems. The earliest known example is dated 1659. This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.

Mary Magdalene in the basilica crypt of St. Maximinin la Saint Baume in France

  • Sandra -

    Do you know the Kaisergruft in Vienna? The have the most beautiful caskets there!

  • Memento Morie

    Oh I don't! I'm dumb regarding anything in that area of Europe. But I'll get right on that.

  • Sandra -

    I visited the kaisergruft some years ago and was fascinated. Austrians seem to have an intriguing interst in death.

Amazing rosary at the MET

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Post mortem photography

The Starving Art Historian