Sepia Accessories Vanitas Brass Pen Rest

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Product Description

Vanitas, derived from the Latin 'vanity,' is an art form utilizing symbolism to depict life's impermanence, the fleeting nature of pleasure, and the ultimate reality of death. Originating in the 16th century and extending into the 17th century, Vanitas art employed still life imagery depicting transient elements.

In our pen stand design, inspired by this artistic movement, we've crafted a composition rich in symbolic elements. The emergence of a butterfly from a cocoon symbolizes life's fleeting journey from birth. A clock signifies the passage of time, while books represent knowledge and learning.

The Latin phrase "Temet Nosce," translating to "know yourself," adorns the composition. Roses embody beauty, youth, and pleasure, juxtaposed with a skull, illustrating life's fragility and the inevitability of mortality.

On another side, the violin symbolizes learning and musical artistry, and an inkwell represents literature and art, both associated with worldly pleasures. An hourglass underscores the transient nature of time, while a reflecting sphere symbolizes worldly power.

This arrangement culminates with the phrase "Memento Mori," serving as a poignant reminder of our mortality amidst these evocative symbols.

Sepia Accessories Vanitas Brass Pen Rest Specifications

  • Material: Brass
  • Product Size: Width 2.2 in. x Height 1.57 in. (5.6 cm x 4 cm)
  • Depth: 0.39 in. (1 cm)
  • Matte varnish coated to prevent corrosion, giving an antique and worn look.
  • Handmade
  • Pen rest only
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