memento mori

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memento mori

an object, such as a skull, intended to remind people of the inevitability of death

Memento mori

An image meant to serve as a reminder of death, usually a human skull or skeleton.
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THEY'VE GOT BITE: Nightmare Lockers, pounds 825, The Old Cinema SCARE CHAIR: Maria collection by Sylvia Ji: throne chair, pounds 1,495; teacup and saucer pounds 39 GOTHIC: Gazebo bed, priced pounds 5,925 (5ft size) from And So To Bed Sassy Boo Console Table, pounds 830 and mirror, pounds 545, The French Bedroom Company LEFT: Modern Alchemy Gothic Momento Mori Skull candle, pounds 83, Heal''s Above: Raven Bird hanger, pounds 37.
It was a momento mori - that's Latin for a reminder that you're mortal.
In Momento Mori we wonder at the truth about the mysterious phone calls reminding the elderly they will die.