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Memento mori (remember [that you have] to die)
16th/17th century ivory pendant, Monk and Death, recalling mortality and the certainty of death (Walters Art Museum)The carver conveys the reality of impending death in the monk’s eyes rolling into his head, his parted lips, and his pallor, which is suggested by the natural color of ivory. Such imagery was popular throughout much of the 16th and 17th centuries, making dating difficult.

pollovsdios:

Memento mori (remember [that you have] to die)

16th/17th century ivory pendant, Monk and Death, recalling mortality and the certainty of death (Walters Art Museum)
The carver conveys the reality of impending death in the monk’s eyes rolling into his head, his parted lips, and his pallor, which is suggested by the natural color of ivory. Such imagery was popular throughout much of the 16th and 17th centuries, making dating difficult.