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Victorian death charm.

A silver skeleton worn as a memento mori pendant is inside the gold coffin. A memento mori often contained images of skeletons and hourglasses. A memento mori reminds the wearer of the shortness of human life and the inevitability of death.

Pendant Museum number: 1978,1002.117 ‘Memento mori’ gold pendant in the form of a coffin enamelled in black and white with a hinged rock-crystal cover and a skeleton in high relief. The reverse and insides are enamelled with tongues of fire. Date: 16thC Source: British Museum

Pendant Museum number: ‘Memento mori’ gold pendant in the form of a coffin enamelled in black and white with a hinged rock-crystal cover and a skeleton in high relief. The reverse and.