MementoMori (“remember you will die”) istheancienttradition of reflecting on mortality. Used properly mementomori is invigorating — a tool to create priority and urgency. To treat our time as a gift and not waste it on the trivial and vain.
We're excited to offer this bundle deal as a way to keep the powerful reminder front of mind.
Memento Mori Pendant
Each pendant designed in California from sterling silver. They are oxidized to give the background a contrast from the high-polished text and design areas. The delicate but strong chains are made of genuine sterling silver darkened with oxidation for a classic vintage finish.
Memento Mori Print
Inspired by our popularMemento Mori Medallion, this 11 x 17"print is pressed into thick 100lb French Kraft-Tone stock.
Each print is made using the centuries old letterpress technique, stamping each image into the paper to give incredible detail and texture.
The print is a modern interpretation of the French painter Philippe de Champaigne's painting "Still Life with a Skull," which showed the three essentials of existence - the tulip (life), the skull (death), and the hourglass (time). The original painting is part of a genre referred to as Vanitas, a form of 17th century artwork featuring symbols of mortality which encourage reflection on the meaning and fleetingness of life.