Neatorama Posts Tagged "memento mori"
Mortuary Chapel Embedded with Human Skulls...

In the small town of Wolhusen, Switzerland, a funeral home chapel sits as it has since the 17th century. Its walls are decorated with a wraparound mural depicting the Dance of Death, in which corpse-like death figures co...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/20/Mortuary-Chapel-Embedded-with-Human-Skulls/
The Three Living and the Three Dead...

A recurring theme in medieval art is “The Th...  ...ving, in dress, size, and/or posture. It works as memento mori , a reminder that we all face death eventually. Se...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/02/The-Three-Living-and-the-Three-Dead/
10 European Churches Adorned With Human Bones...

In Europe, churches that were established over a thousand years ago are still being used. It's all well and good to want to be buried in the church cemetery when your time comes, but there's only so much space. That's wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/21/10-European-Churches-Adorned-With-Human-Bones/
16th Century Memento Mori Rosary

From the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art...  ...an Museum of Art, here's a 16th century memento mori rosary carved out of ivory featuring ma...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/23/16th-century-memento-mori-rosary/
Unsettling Old Photos of the “Living” Dead...

Is the man in this picture dead or alive? It’s not a silly question. In the early days of photography, dead bodies would be photographed for posterity. Often this would be the only picture ever taken of the person. Som...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/08/31/unsettling-old-photos-of-the-%e2%80%9cliving%e2%80%9d-dead/
Memento Mori Watch

Photo: Miles Pocket WatchesOobject, a neat visual...  ...directory of gadgets, has an interesting list of Memento mori watches. Memento Mori , latin for "Remember that you will die,"...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/14/memento-mori-watch/
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