Memento Mori Sand Timer with Roman Numerals and Hieroglyphs
Memento Mori Sand Timer with Roman Numerals and Hieroglyphs
Memento Mori Sand Timer with Roman Numerals and Hieroglyphs
Memento Mori Sand Timer with Roman Numerals and Hieroglyphs
Memento Mori Sand Timer with Roman Numerals and Hieroglyphs

Memento Mori Sand Timer with Roman Numerals and Hieroglyphs

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£40.00
A very unusual ‘memento mori’ sand timer/hour glass
Product Code 0428

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This is a very unusual ‘memento mori’ sand timer/hour glass. There are Roman numerals on the inside of both ends. On the outer ends there are what looks like hieroglyphs around the edge and what I can only describe as a figure who looks like ‘The Angel of Death’ with angel wings and a scythe. In lots of religions and countries there are beliefs about death involving a character such as this and I believe this was made to remind us all of time and our own mortality.

This is a vintage item and I think it may have a replacement sand timer as you can see the ‘rubber like’ protection on the ends of the glass but it may have been made like this.

This is a very unique item and times at around 8 minutes. It stands approx. 16.5cm high x 7.5cm wide.