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Figure of Death (Memento Mori), sculptor, Hans Leinberger made in Germany, c.1530-1630

), Figure of Death (Memento Mori) boxwood, cm (height). The skeleton clothed in tattered flesh holds a scroll bearing the Latin inscription, “I am what you will be. For every man is this so.” Via The Walters.

Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source).   The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H.G. the D. of  Kingston ob.23.Sep.1773.Aet.62. Not lost but gone before.

aleyma: “Mourning ring, made in England, 1773 (source). The ring memorializes the death of Sir Evelyn Pierrepont, second Duke of Kingston. The inscription reads: H. of Kingston.