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Memento Mori

Memento mori is a Latin phrase that may be freely translated as “Remember that you are mortal.” . It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose, which is to remind people of their own mortality. This memento mori was made in 1768, carved in wood, gessoed and gilded on orange bole with burnished silver leaf.


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