An outstanding bronze skull wax seal necklace from an antique skull wax seal... ES FUI SUM ERIS... a captivating treasure reminding us that death comes to all living things - memento mori
- description -
The shiny skull is surrounded by the Latin words ES FUI SUM ERIS which translate THOU ART, I WAS, I AM, THOU WILT BE or AS YOU ARE NOW SO ONCE WAS I, AS I AM NOW SO MUST YOU BE.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the skull symbolizes mortality and is a reminder that life is short, live it well! Memento mori! Make now matter!
Hand cast from a beautiful gemstone wheel wax seal, that dates back to the Georgian era (1714 - 1830) and shown in the photo but not available for purchase.
- approximate measurement - 5/8” (15mm x 17mm)
- wax seal charm metal - bronze
- photographed with an old US dime, same size as the current US dime.
- chain - an antiqued brass rolo chain or a satellite chain with a spring ring or lobster clasp.
- select the necklace chain style and length or just the charm at checkout.
Impressed with history!
Here is the entire epitaph from a tombstone in the Howff Graveyard in Dundee, Scotland:
Remember man as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now so must you be,
Remember man that you must die.