Memento mori… a seriously small and simple bronze skull wax seal necklace pendant. This bronze skull charm is a captivating tiny treasure reminding us that death comes to all living things. Did I mention that this little guy is really tiny?
You could leave life right now... let that determine what you do and say and think ~ Aurelius
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull symbolizes mortality so make now matter.
Hand cast from just a portion of an antique Georgian wheel wax seal (1714 - 1830), shown in the last photograph but not available for purchase.
The full size wax seal depicts the skull surrounded by Latin words ES FUI SUM ERIS which translate AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I, AS I AM NOW SO MUST YOU BE or YOU ARE AS I HAVE BEEN, YOU WILL BE AS I AM
- approximate measurement - 3/8” (10mm)
- wax seal charm metal - bronze
- note that the 5th and 6th photos show the tiny skull in sterling silver, same size
- photographed with an old US dime, same size as a current dime
- chain - select an antiqued brass rolo chain with a spring ring clasp or a satellite chain
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
More chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs are available here.
Impressed with history!