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Memento Mori Glass Paperweight

A beautiful glass paperweight to aid philosophical meditation.

For centuries, artists produced ‘memento mori’, works of art that would remind their viewers of death and usually featured a skull or an hourglass.

The point of these works wasn’t to make people despair, but to help them use the thought of death to focus on the real priorities. Vivid reminders of mortality and the transient nature of life put our prosaic obsessions into question. When measured against the finality of death, the true insignificance of some of our worries is emphasised and we’re given an opportunity to feel a little braver about what we really want and feel.

We have created a collection of glass paperweights to serve as our own, modern versions of a ‘memento mori’. These objects are both pleasing to look at and should serve as daily inspirations to tackle our most important task: to live in accordance with our true talents and interests and to make the most of whatever precious moments we may have left.

Designs available:

  • Algae
  • Moth
  • Sand
  • Sea
  • Stars

Read more on the subject of Art, Life and Consolation, visit our blog The Book of Life.

Glass Paperweights | Diameters: Small - 60mm, Medium - 70mm, Large - 80mm | Paper covered gift box | Booklet

Memento Mori Glass Paperweight

€30.00
Availability In stock

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