Memento Mori Playing Cards 1st Edition by Chris Ramsay Latin Mortality 2-Decks

Memento Mori Playing Cards 1st Edition by Chris Ramsay Latin Mortality 2-Decks

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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.
Memento Mori - "Remember your mortality" Translated from Latin simply as "Remember Death"
  • 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
Brand Murphy's Magic
Manufacturer United States Playing Card Company, USA
Card Material Premium Paper Stock
Released 2016
Card Size Standard, Poker Size
Version 1st Edition
Product Status In-Stock (Australia)
Collectors Info In-Print

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