Which You Are I Once Was, Which What I Am You Will Become
A wax seal necklace with a skull.
The words framing this piece reads in French:
J’ai Ete, Je Suis, Tu Seras
(Which You Are I Once Was, Which What I Am You Will Become)
REMEMBER YOUR MORTALITY
It’s not Length of Life, It’s Depth of Life.
This memento mori is originally a Latin phrase with a meaning of “Remember Your Mortality”.
The phrase can be seen on The Holy Trinity fresco in Santa Maria Novella church in Florence, Italy. The Holy Trinity was made by Renaissance artist Masaccio in 1425.