Life is short so live it well wearing a fabulous skull and crossbones wax seal pendant necklace.
MEMENTO MORI roughly translates remember that you must die. It is a grim reminder that life is short so live it well!
- description -
The skull and crossbones sit beneath a draping of laurel and interestingly, there is a resinous wax residue left in the initials FS of the original wax seal, so I have left the wax there for now.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, both the skull symbolizes mortality and the crossed thighbones symbolize mortality... memento mori. Make now matter.
Hand cast from an 18th century skull and bones desk wax seal shown in a photo but not available for purchase.
- approximate measurement - 7/8” x 1" (23mm x 26mm)
- photographed with an old US dime, which is the same size as a current dime.
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.
More chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs are available here. And if you'd prefer an oxidized chain (antiqued) to the shiny chain shown, simply make this request at checkout in the "add a note to your order" box.
Here is a much smaller impression of the same skull and crossbones wax seal.
Impressed with history!
*The skull and crossbones is often a symbol in general Freemasonry and the Knights Templar. It is an emblem of our limited opportunity to do good. Since it is a symbol of mortality, it should make us remember because at one time the skull contained the mind of a living soul. We are instructed that we can never too often consider our own mortality. And with that instruction we should be reminded that there is never any certainty that we can correct our mistakes of today by any action we will have the opportunity to perform tomorrow.