Memories 31.10.2012

Halloween, 2012? Memento Mori!

Halloween at Art of Mourning Memento Mori

As this is one of the few holidays that embraces the macabre and all the symbols of Memento Mori have a day to live again, why not spend your daylight hours learning about these magnificent motifs before sunset?

Below are a listing of Art of Mourning’s many articles involving the Memento Mori symbols and their use in jewellery and art. From this, you can see the evolution of these symbols, how they were worn and why they resonate even today!

Articles & Symbolism:

How Society Entered Mourning: c.1680-1700 Memento Mori Mourning Ring

Skeletal Rings, Memento Mori and the Evolution of the Symbol

Skulls, Rings, the 19th Century… What We Must Ask

Defining Memento Mori Though Presentation: 18th Century Skull on Pendant

Symbolism: The Trumpet

Symbolism: The Hourglass

Examples


c.1680 Memento Mori Skeleton Ring

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Memento Mori Rosary

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Ellen Savage Mourning Ring

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Queen Mary II Memento Mori Ribbon Slide

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Stuart Crystal Ring with Memento Mori Skull, 1755

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White Enamel Memento Mori Ring, 1740 for a 16 Year Old

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1761 Rococo Memento Mori Skull Ring

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Rococo Memento Mori Ring, 1740

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Angelic Skeletons in A Memento Mori Ribbon Slide

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Ribbon Slide, Scythe, Hourglass and Skeleton

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Ribbon Slides, The Beginning

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Coffin Ring, c.1715

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Louis XIV Memento Mori Intaglio Ring

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Louis XIV Memento Mori Intaglio Ring

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Anachronistic 1780s White Enamel Ring Where Memento Mori Meets Neoclassicism

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Thomas White Memento Mori Watch, c.1780

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