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Memento Mori Borondo www.it Memento Mori comes from the need of Borondo to fix in a book what has been, in order to continue with what it will be: in this book the artist lets us discover.

A full skeleton circles the band of this gold and enamel memento mori ring, circa 1727. A crown hovers above the skull, which, as the dealer notes, signifies that “death is the master of all.”    A crystal and gold coffin protects yet another skeleton, this one painted in gold on a black background. The inside of the band is engraved with the initials “JB” and the year 1727.

Skeletal coffin ring A rare example of an century memento mori skeletal band, dated A full skeleton, reserved on black enamel, encircles the gold hoop of the ring. Unusually, there.

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Memento mori, o recado que todo homem deveria lembrar

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18th century memento mori skeletal band, dated 1727; enamel, crystal, gold

Skeletal coffin ring A rare example of an century memento mori skeletal band, dated A full skeleton, reserved on black enamel, encircles the gold hoop of the ring. Unusually, there.

Gold memento mori finger ring, Flanders, 1525-1575. The inscription reads: For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord

Gold memento mori finger ring, Flanders, The inscription reads: For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord

Memento Mori engraving (ca. 1500) courtesy of Hill-Stone, Inc., New York, NY.

Memento Mori engraving (ca. courtesy of Hill-Stone, Inc., New York, NY.

Memento Mori [Translucent Red Vinyl] [LP] - Vinyl

Memento Mori [Translucent Red Vinyl] [LP] - Vinyl

"This variation on a memento mori skeleton ring features the skeleton on a black ground beneath the central crystal (rather than the usual skull or hair seen in rings of this type). The band is a high-carat gold in a beautiful scrolled design with black enameling, and it memorializes the deceased: “J. Gardiner Ob. 19 May 1764 AE 51.” Two smaller crystals bookend the central crystal."

"A permutation of the memento mori crystal ring, dated This type of ring usually has a skull or hair in the central crystal compartment, this example encloses a skeleton.

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