Memento mori

Item Code MG 090

A memento mori in gold and enamel. It is in the form of a rectangular coffin which has two hinges on one side of the lid and a catch at the other side. There is a loop and ring in the centre of the lid, with EW inscribed twice around the edge. There is also an inscription on the sides of the coffin which read: DISCE MORI, LERN TO DYE. The coffin opens to reveal a tiny enamelled skeleton. Possibly English.

Object Details

Artist / Designer /Maker Unknown
Object Type Religious / Ritual Equipment
Materials Metal