Wonderful wax seal earrings depicting a skull and crossbones above the Latin word FUIT which means WAS.
MEMENTO MORI roughly translates remember that you must die. It is a grim reminder that life is short.
- description -
The skull sits above crossbones above the Latin word FUIT which translates WAS.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, both the skull and the crossed thighbones are symbolic of mortality. Make now matter.
Hand cast from an 18th century red wax seal impression of a skull above crossbones.
- approximate measurement - 1/2” (14mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- ear wires - sterling silver
- photographed with a 1937 US dime for scale
- remember to use the little ear plugs when wearing the earrings so they don't slip out of your ears - earring security
Find the matching necklace here.
Impressed with history!