Made of 18 solid yellow Gold and Diamond. Victorian Amazing Memento Mori jewelry. It's perfect for present!!Unique Antique gold Skull Pendant. 18k Solid Gold, it`s not marked, but is tests as 18k Gold. The Size is : 8,0 x 6,25 mm.
The Diamond is Excellent quality and white color single cut diamond. Arrives with old antique blue storage or gift box.A very small part of the symbolism of the skull. A memento mori (Latin'remember that you must die') is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death. The expression'memento mori' developed with the growth of Christianity, which emphasized Heaven, Hell, and salvation of the soul in the afterlife. In the Christian context, the memento mori acquires a moralizing purpose quite opposed to the nunc est bibendum (now is the time to drink) theme of classical antiquity. To the Christian, the prospect of death serves to emphasize the emptiness and fleetingness of earthly pleasures, luxuries, and achievements, and thus also as an invitation to focus one's thoughts on the prospect of the afterlife.
A Biblical injunction often associated with the memento mori in this context is In omnibus operibus tuis memorare novissima tua, et in aeternum non peccabis the Vulgate's Latin rendering of Ecclesiasticus 7:40, in all thy works be mindful of thy last end and thou wilt never sin. " This finds ritual expression in the rites of Ash Wednesday, when ashes are placed upon the worshipers' heads with the words, "Remember Man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return. This became a fashion in the tombs of the wealthy in the fifteenth century, and surviving examples still create a stark reminder of the vanity of earthly riches. Later, Puritan tomb stones in the colonial United States frequently depicted winged skulls, skeletons, or angels snuffing out candles. These are among the numerous themes associated with skull imagery.Memento mori has been an important part of ascetic disciplines as a means of perfecting the character by cultivating detachment and other virtues, and by turning the attention towards the immortality of the soul and the afterlife. In the European devotional literature of the Renaissance, the Ars Moriendi, memento mori had moral value by reminding individuals of their mortality. In the late 16th and through the 17th century, memento mori rings were made. A version of the theme in the artistic genre of still life is more often referred to as a vanitas, Latin for "vanity". These include symbols of mortality, whether obvious ones such as skulls or more subtle ones such as a flower losing its petals. Not all memento mori works are products of Christian art. Skull art is found in depictions of some Hindu Gods. Lord Shiva has been depicted as carrying skull. Goddess Chamunda is described as wearing a garland of severed heads or skulls (Mundamala). Kedareshwara Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple, Chennakeshava Temple, Lakshminarayana Temple are some of the Hindu temples that include sculptures of skulls and Goddess Chamunda. The temple of Kali is veneered with skulls, but the goddess Kali offers life through the welter of blood. This product will be packaged very carefully and safely. % off lesser priced items when possible. Check out our E bay Store for quality tools, collectibles, electronics, jewelry, books and many other valuables.
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