Memento Mori Premium Pendant
In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius wrote “You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” That was a personal reminder to continue living a life of virtue NOW, and not wait. The French painter Philippe de Champaigne expressed a similar sentiment in his painting "Still Life with a Skull," which showed the three essentials of existence: the tulip (life), the skull (death), and the hourglass (time). The original painting is part of a genre referred to as Vanitas, a form of 17th century artwork featuring symbols of mortality which encourage reflection on the meaning and fleetingness of life.
Daily Stoic is excited to announce an easy way to keep this important thought in mind. A beautiful memento mori pendant, a literal and inescapable reminder that “you could leave life right now.”
This design, custom to Daily Stoic, was hand-sketched by an artist in Brooklyn, NY, Lewis Williams. The mixed-metal pendants are handmade by the same artist who drew the design, using the ancient processes of carving into the wax and casting into brass and sterling silver and then sawing, engraving, hammering & soldering the metals with precision and care. Each pendant comes with a 24" sterling silver chain and is handcrafted using traditional techniques and only the finest materials.
The front of the pendant shows the hourglass, skull, and tulip with the words Memento Mori. Engraved on the back of the pendant are the words "LET THAT DETERMINE WHAT YOU DO AND SAY AND THINK".
- Solid Sterling Silver Pendant
- Brass Center Emblem
- 24" Sterling Silver Chain