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Memento Mori, made of ivory and ebony. From the collection of the Schnütgen Museum, Cologne. Found here.

Memento Mori, made of ivory and ebony. From the collection of the Schnütgen Museum, Cologne. Found here.

Skull in carrying case Albert Janz c.1650

Death Salon on

Skull in a case: memento mori Author: Albert Jansz. Vinckenbrinck (Dutch, ca. Date: ca. 1650 Medium: Palm wood, copper, shagreen and gilding Location: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Ivory rosary (c. 1530). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2017.

A Guide to Memento Mori, Art Historians' Favorite and Most Misunderstood Genre

A French sixteenth-century memento-mori pendant featuring a skull and crossbones, symbols of death.

A French sixteenth-century memento-mori pendant featuring a skull and crossbones, symbols of death.

900 Antique Victorian  Doctor's Memento Mori Skull 18k gold plated silver cufflinks

Antique Victorian Doctor's Memento Mori Skull 18k gold plated silver cufflinks

Antique Victorian Doctor's Memento Mori Skull gold plated silver cufflinks in Jewelry & Watches, Men's Jewelry, Cufflinks

Memento mori (ivory model of human skeleton next to a case in which it can be suspended), 18th century (© Wellcome Images)

Memento mori (ivory model of human skeleton next to a case in which it can be suspended), century (© Wellcome Images) .It certainly looks like a wine bottle opener ~ oh well! it is all in the eye of the beholder.

An eighteenth- or nineteenth-century German or Austrian memento-mori in the form of a carved wooden skeleton with wax worms. (Finch & Co)

Memento Mori of a Carved Wooden Skeleton (German / Austrian)

Memento mori stick pin with baroque pearl. Made in Europe in the early 19th century

'Memento mori' stick pin with baroque pearl. Made in Europe in the early century 'Memento mori' stick pin with baroque pearl.

A memento mori of a carved wooden coffin. Austrian, 1761.

Dated 1761 Memento Mori of a carved wooden coffin, enclosing a skeleton in shroud, with ivory skull set behind glass.

Memento Mori - Skull & Crossbones resting on THEOLOGICA UNIVERSA. Augsburg, Germany, Circa 1760.

Halloween book prop inspiration~ A German memento mori - book and skull, century "Theologica Universa", Augsburg 1760

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