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Let's set the record straight . this pendant is not a
funny representation of what you look like in the
mirror when you first wake up (although that's pretty
much what I look like, only more hideous).
This is the Memento Mori, which, translated from Latin
means "I would like another one of those chewy mints
that come in a roll, please." Oh, wait, I actually
found the correct definition on the Web, so I don't
have to lie anymore. It actually means "Remember that
you will die," and is a cheerful reminder that no
matter how swell things seem to be going, you are
mortal and will have maggots eating at your marrow
some day. Okay, I'm a plagiarist. I stole that from a
Hallmark card I read the other day. (editor's note to
Hallmark: That's a lie. He is trying to be funny.
Please don't try to sue us).
Many people see many different things in this mirror
pendant though. Some see the psychological trauma of
Anorexia, some view it as a statement on beauty, and
still others think, "Man, that chick's naked and
The pendant features a circular mirror with ivy
patterns wrapping around the top of the frame and
forming the loop that the thong runs through. The most
striking part of this is obviously the attractive
woman seen from the back, staring in to the mirror.
When looked at straight on, you can't see the
skeleton; It just looks like a girl looking into a
mirror. But when you tilt it slightly, the horrifying
skeletal figure that stares back from within the
mirror is visible.
This mirror pendant is crafted in England by master
pewtersmiths, using only the finest English pewters.
It features a waxed-thong "chain" with pewter tips and
clasp. It is approximately 1.75 inches high and scares
the bejeesus out of me.