OMNIA VANITAS - an outstanding skull wax seal ring ... ALL IS VANITY
- description -
A skull surrounded by the Latin words OMNIA VANITAS which translate ALL IS VANITY.
The word VANITAS is Latin and means emptiness, worthlessness and unreality. It's describing the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all things.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull is a symbol of mortality.
You could leave life right now... let that determine what you do and say and think ~ Aurelius
Hand cast from a Georgian era (1714 - 1830) multiple glass seal set from a lovely red leather case which is shown in some of the photographs.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x just under 3/4" (20mm x 18mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- ring band - sterling silver (.925 silver) flat band approximately 3/32" wide (2mm wide)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
Available as a necklace, too!
Impressed with history!