Antique Victorian MEMENTO MORI/Mourning SKULLS 9k gold, Onyx locket pendant, 1860. Rare antique Victorian MEMENTO MORI SKULLS silver-topped 9k gold, black Onyx locket pendant c1860’s. There is a thick hand cut crystal on the back, designed to hold a photo or hair from the beloved person. 45mm high without the loop. A link to the tradition of the memento mori – an object designed to remind us that life is brief and that we should seize the moment while we are here. Since the beginning of time, the skull is been used as a symbol of mortality, victory, the ultimate Memento Mori. The skull represented the contemplation of eternity. In Elizabethan England, it was an emblem of bawds, rakes and sexual adventure. Its a symbol men, in particular, have always loved to paint, carve, cast, and wear. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Antique Victorian MEMENTO MORI/Mourning SKULLS 9k gold, Onyx locket pendant, 1860″ is in sale since Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “riaerica2000″ and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.