“Pie Jesu Domine, Dona eis requiem sempiternam.”

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I found this hidden bas-relief in the corner of a church in Vieux-Antibes today. It depicts eternity (the serpent biting its tail) and fleeting time (the winged hourglass). The symbols illustrate the motet embossed beneath which, derived from the Latin hymn Dies Irae, reads: “Pious Lord Jesus, Give them everlasting rest.”

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