SECONDS SALE: Memento Mori Pin - Mrs. Susanna Jayne
****PLEASE NOTE**** This listing is for seconds enamel pins that are less than perfect. These pins are sold "AS IS", and come without backing cards or fancy packaging. They are heavily discounted and normally retail in our Salem store for $16. These enamel pin is likely to have imperfections such as marks, scratches or possible discolorations on the face of the enamel pin and a rough back side- please see item pictures for detail. Each pin has been tumbled and lacquered, so while the appearance is rough, they will not stain your clothing or hands.
Inspired by New England gravestone artwork, this antique silver pin features death, crowned with laurel and holding the Moon and the Sun in each hand, circled by an ouroboros. This image is the centerpiece of the gravestone of Mrs. Susanna Jayne, who departed this life on August 8, 1776, and is buried in Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, Massachusetts.
The Jayne stone features an unusual abundance of symbols. A skeleton, representing Death, is the central figure. It wears a crown of laurels, indicative of victory. In its hands are celestial objects: the moon in one hand and the sun in the other. Behind Death is the scythe it uses to reap its harvest. Encircling Death is a snake, with its tail in its mouth, possibly indicating the never ending nature of eternity.
- Larger statement pin, measures 2 inches round
- Antique Silver Finish
- Emporium 32 exclusive design