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Memento Mori - The Book Ring

Gold & Palladium Ring

(ID: A48083)
Created by Kim Eric Lilot
Limited Edition
A unique Gentleman's 'Memento Mori' ring in 18 karat yellow gold and Palladium. The skeletal arms and hands encircle an open book which has upon the open pages engraved and inlaid with black enameling the following quotations: Viver disce, cognita mori. (Learn to live, remember Death.) Tu fui, ego eris. (What you are, I was. What I am, you will be.) Cur etiam hic es. (Why are you still here?) Aut disce aut discede. (Either learn or leave.) Cave ab homine unius libre. (Beware of anyone who has just one book.) Absum! (I'm outta here!) These epigrams and transcriptions were found while researching Italian mortuary art. The yellow gold skeleton portion is riveted to the Palladium base. Limited edition: 03/05

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