Archive for the ‘Angels’ Category


A Water-Bearing Angel Empties Her Urn Next to a Grave at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 15, 2017)

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A Kneeling Angel Communes With a Bunny Rabbit at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 8, 2016)


A Sorrowful Angel in an Elegant Gown Bows Her Head Down and Weeps Unconsolably Into Her Arms at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 4, 2019)

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A High-Relief Sculpture of an Apparently Despairing Angel Holding Either a Mop or (More Likely) a Flaming Torch Upside-Down Found Carved on the Shannon Family Mausoleum at St. Mary Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 10, 2019)

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A Guardian Angel Holding a Lantern Keeps a Watchful Eye on a Small Boy and Girl at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 5, 2019)

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A Weathered Marble Statue of an Angel, Kneeling on a Cushion With Her Hands Folded in Prayer and Her Face Raised Toward Heaven, Discovered at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 25, 2019)

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A Weathered Stone Statue of a Seated Angel Seen at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 3, 2019)

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An Example of One of the Many 18th Century Gravestones With a “Cherub’s Head” or “Winged Soul” Motif to Be Found in the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 21, 2014)

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A Pair of Very Eerie and Almost Menacing Childlike Angels Reach Out With Their Open Hands Near a Grave at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 22, 2015)

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A Slate Gravestone From the Late 1600s Carved With Double Cherubs Seen at the Old Burying Ground in Cambridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 4, 2018)