Jewelry

Kelly's Good Friday Memento Mori Bone Prayer Beads

$ 68.00

PLEASE NOTE: KELLY'S ITEMS SHIP FROM CANADA, ALLOW 2 - 4 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY 
Good Friday “Memento Mori” bone prayer beads: This set of prayer beads measures 16.5" in total length, with a 22" circumference loop. The beads are exquisite, hand-carved skulls made of yak bone, interspersed with black howlite skull beads. The 2" crucifix is carved wood. The center component contains a color picture of Christ crucified. (Since antiquity, “Memento Mori,” which is the contemplation of one’s own mortality, has been used in Christian devotional practice. It is tied to the recognition of the fleeting nature of earthly pleasures and the importance of contrition and repentance. Lent is a particularly fitting season for these devotions.)