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A winged death’s head (symbol of death and resurrection) spotted on a gravestone in Fordwich, Kent. (Photo: Clare Gibson)

A winged death’s head (symbol of death and resurrection) spotted on a gravestone in Fordwich, Kent. (Photo: Clare Gibson)

Georgian c 1792  Mourning Ring. 18 carat Rose Gold, non hallmarked.  A hand painted coloured oval ivory plaque depicting a neo-classical scene of a grieving maiden seated next to a broken column, out of which an angel is arising. To the top of the miniature the inscription “He FALLS TO RISE AGAIN”.   The column is decorated with gold twisted wire forming a fluted decoration, with a flat plate of gold to top and bottom, decorated with half seed pearls.   Inscribed “Cha Smith Esq. Obt 3June…

Georgian c 1792 Mourning Ring. 18 carat Rose Gold, non hallmarked. A hand painted coloured oval ivory plaque depicting a neo-classical scene of a grieving maiden seated next to a broken column, out of which an angel is arising. To the top of the miniature the inscription “He FALLS TO RISE AGAIN”. The column is decorated with gold twisted wire forming a fluted decoration, with a flat plate of gold to top and bottom, decorated with half seed pearls. Inscribed “Cha Smith Esq. Obt 3June…

An ancient Greek memorial stone shows the deceased holding a pomegranate, symbol of death & fertility, in her left hand; she holds a pet bird in her right hand. (Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna)

An ancient Greek memorial stone shows the deceased holding a pomegranate, symbol of death & fertility, in her left hand; she holds a pet bird in her right hand. (Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna)

paleolithic "venus" of gagarino, w/ reconstruction of damaged areas. she wears a fringe or cord "skirt"---more like a belt---around her abdomen.

paleolithic "venus" of gagarino, w/ reconstruction of damaged areas. she wears a fringe or cord "skirt"---more like a belt---around her abdomen.

Venus of Laussel (Venus de Laussel, Prehistoric era, ca. 22,000 BC) was found in Dordogne, France at the entrance to a cave that was both a dwelling place and a ceremonial site

Venus of Laussel (Venus de Laussel, Prehistoric era, ca. 22,000 BC) was found in Dordogne, France at the entrance to a cave that was both a dwelling place and a ceremonial site

Amazing Century-Old Chalkboard Drawings Were Discovered While Renovating This Oklahoma School  - CountryLiving.com

Something Amazing Was Discovered While Renovating This Oklahoma School

Amazing Century-Old Chalkboard Drawings Were Discovered While Renovating This Oklahoma School - CountryLiving.com

Mourning coffin shaped Locket...silver...English...ca. 1750 - 1800

Skull and Crossbones Ring

Mourning ring....Charles l.....his eyes face upward denoting his death as he is looking toward the heavens.  ca. 1649....Inscribed..."PREPARED  BE TO FOLLOW ME"

Mourning ring....Charles l.....his eyes face upward denoting his death as he is looking toward the heavens. ca. 1649....Inscribed..."PREPARED BE TO FOLLOW ME"

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