Continental Memento Mori Carved Bloodstone and Silver Desk Wax Seal c.1830 - image 1 of 5

Carved from bloodstone and mounted in silver, the seal is 3 3/4" in length (10cm). It was probably made on the continent of Europe some time in the early to mid 19th century. The matrix reads "MEMENTO OMO," a reference to Genesis 3:19 "Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris" - "Remember, man, you are dust and to dust you will return."

The piece is undamaged and unmarked

ITEM ID
00131
COLOR
Silver
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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Continental Memento Mori Carved Bloodstone and Silver Desk Wax Seal c.1830

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