Memento mori

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Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation by Hans Memling. This triptych contrasts earthly beauty and luxury with the prospect of death and hell.
The outer panels of Rogier van der Weyden's Braque Triptych shows the skull of the patron displayed in the inner panels. The bones rest on a brick, a symbol of his former industry and achievement.[1]

Memento mori拉丁語片語,意思為「勿忘人終將一死」[2])是中世紀拉丁語理論及對死亡率的反思習慣,尤其常用來警惕塵世虛幻與短暫物質追求。經常和善終方式英语ars moriendi拉丁语ars moriendi)及相關文學一起討論。


  1. ^ Campbell, Lorne. Van der Weyden. London: Chaucer Press, 2004. 89. ISBN 1-904449-24-7
  2. ^ Literally 'remember (that you have) to die', Oxford English Dictionary, Third Edition, June 2001.