Stunning hand carved piece with high quality wood carving. Memento mori literally means “Remember you must die” The early Puritan settlers were particularly aware of death and fearful of what it might mean, so a Puritan tombstone will often display memento mori intended for the living. These death’s heads or skulls may strike us a ghoulish, but they helped keep the living on the straight and narrow for fear of eternal punishment. In earlier centuries an educated European might place an actual skull on his desk to keep the idea of death always present in his mind. Last photo is a smaller version I have for sale. I do my best to bring you unique and sometimes very rare items. The item “QUAILTY LIFE SIZE VINTAGE MEMENTO MORI HARD WOOD SKULL ON BOOK CARVING” is in sale since Saturday, February 20, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Fantasy, Mythical & Magic\Skulls”. The seller is “blackhornetz” and is located in Phichit . This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Theme: Skull