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Skeleton in coffin pendant, Europe, 1701-1900
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A silver skeleton worn as a memento mori pendant is inside the gold coffin. A memento mori often contained images of skeletons and hourglasses. A memento mori reminds the wearer of the shortness of human life and the inevitability of death. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Europe