- Museum number
'Memento mori' gold pendant in the form of a coffin enamelled in black and white with a hinged rock-crystal cover and a skeleton in high relief. The reverse and insides are enamelled with tongues of fire.
- Production date
Length: 2.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift (Gere et al 1984) no 302:
For another very tiny gold coffin 'memento mori' pendant, see the British Museum example in the Franks collection (AF 2971), which bears a pious Latin inscription in black enamel on the exterior; it is attributed to the sixteenth century. (Hugh Tait).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017-2018 2 Nov-8 Apr, BM Gallery 35, Living with gods
- Enamel damaged on one side.
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Passion
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- S.J. Phillips, 139 New Bond Street, London W1. Original invoice for £90 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 17.10.1961, described as 'Gold, crystal and enamel coffin'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.117 (masterlist number)