Handcrafted using the impression of an antique wax seal, this silver memento mori necklace features a skull and crossbones.
Preparing for death and an awareness of its inevitability was a preoccupation of 16th and 17th century Christians. Memento mori (“remember thy death”) items served as a reminder to focus not on earthly pleasures or accomplishments but on the afterlife to come. Ten seal matrices have been found at James Fort, two of which have memento mori motifs.
- Materials: sterling silver
- Pendant diameter: 3/4″ (20mm)
- Chain: silver rollo with 16″, 18″ and 20″ stations
- Made in Canada
- Weight: 0.3 oz (9.1 g)