Memento Mori Playing Cards 1st Edition by Chris Ramsay Latin Mortality 2-Decks
This Memento 1st edition deck is one of the most popular deck of cards world-wide and for good reason, the artist Chris Ramsay poured his soul into this deck and created a masterpiece, a true piece of playing card history.
- This set includes 2-decks
Stemming from the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality. From the philosophical to the artistic, the fascination, fear and appreciation of death has consistently captivated and cultivated our imagination. Many practitioners of this theory kept with them, artifacts or keepsakes which served as a reminder that the only thing certain in life, was death. Many of these items were often objects (watches, necklaces) in the shape of skulls.
The low-poly design represents a simplistic one. The bare "bones" of graphic art, the first steps of animation can be interpreted as the beginning of 'virtual' life.
Many historians believe that playing cards represented a deeper, esoteric meaning, that each suit was one of the four seasons. Each card within a suit was one of the thirteen phases of the moon. The fifty-two cards in a deck would represent the fifty-two weeks of the year and together, this would represent just one year of your life.
A constant reminder of our fleeting time on earth. "This deck is my Memento Mori." - Chris Ramsay
|Condition||Brand New & Sealed|
|Manufacturer||United States Playing Card Company, USA|
|Card Material||Premium Paper Stock|
|Card Size||Standard, Poker Size|
|Product Status||In-Stock (Australia)|