Memento mori - sculpture white statuary marble from Carrara

Memento mori - sculpture white statuary marble from Carrara



Final result of the reproduction of the death’s head on a 17th century grave marker in a cloistered cemetery designed by Giovanni di Simone in the 13th century.
Memento mori (literally: "Remember that you have to die") is a famous expression in Latin.

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Width 14.57 in 37 cm
Length 16.14 in 41 cm
Thickness from 3 cms to 5,5 from 3 cms to 5,5 cm
Weight 55.12 lbs 25 Kg
Manufacturing Recuperando srl
Material Statuary Carrara white marble
Museum where the Original is exhibited The Campo Santo, also known as CamposantoMonumentale

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Memento mori (Latin: "remember (that) you will die") is the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. It is related to the ars moriendi ("The Art of Dying") and similar Western literature. Memento mori has been an important part of ascetic disciplines as a means of perfecting the character by cultivating detachment and other virtues, and by turning the attention towards the immortality of the soul and the afterlife.
In art, memento mori are artistic or symbolic reminders of mortality. In the European Christian art context, "the expression developed with the growth of Christianity, which emphasized Heaven, Hell, and salvation of the soul in the afterlife".


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