Memento mori, Roman, 199 BCE-500 CE | Science Museum Group Collection
collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk

Bronze miniature skeleton or “Larva Convivalis”, a “memento mori” handed to guests at feasts, articulated but with lower right leg missing and left arm substituted for lower right leg, Roman

via atlas obscura

Possibly the best thing I have ever learned? How do I do this? How do I possibly get party guests to be okay with receiving this? Could they be made of papier mache so they’re compostable, maybe add some seeds in there for the effect?

Why did we stop doing this??

@otso
21M

Haha. That’s awesome. Isn’t PLA supposedly pretty recyclable? You could see if your local library or community college has a 3d printer

Maya
mod
admin
creator
11M

is it?? that is news to me :O I’m still sort of charmed by the papier mache idea so I wonder if I could design a model, 3d print, and then make a mold…

although I suppose at some point in my life it was inevitable that I would attempt to freehand sculpt bones. hmm.

@otso
21M

oh. i should have done research. it is not recycleable it is partly “biodegradable” and apparently, cool people can reuse it by like melting and remolding it.

Maya
mod
admin
creator
21M

Well, I mean, if melting it doesn’t throw off anything toxic then that sounds recyclable, just… self-recyclable. :)