Archive for the ‘Relief Sculpture’ Category

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A Stylized Skull With Wings (Symbolizing the Soul’s Flight up to Heaven) Found on a Gravestone From the 1700s at the Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 26, 2015)


An Example of a “Winged Cherub” Motif Found on a Lichen-Splotched Gravestone From the Late 1700s at Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 14, 2017)


A Creepy and Weather-Worn Bas-Relief Portrait of an Unidentified Young Victorian Era Gentleman (Most Likely a Member of the McKinstry Clan Whose Family Monument Is Nearby) Found on an Apparently Otherwise Unmarked Gravestone at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 13, 2016)

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A Winged Soul Effigy Discovered on a Lichen-Splotched Slate Headstone From the Late 1700s at East Woodstock Cemetery in East Woodstock, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 6, 2019)

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A Close-Up of the Bronze Memorial to Legendary Local Department Store Owner Anthony “Spag” Borgatti Recently Erected at Lakeway Commons in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 17, 2018)

Burrage House Entrance
A Winged Chimera Hovers Above the Name Plate Posted Near the Front Entrance of the Burrage House on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 7, 2015)

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A Tiny Praying Cherub Gazes Down From One of the Elaborately Decorated Bronze Doors of Notre Dame Catholic Church on Main Street in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 29, 2016)

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An Example of an 18th Century Gravestone With a “Cherub” or “Winged Soul” Motif Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 8, 2016)

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A Winged Skull Motif Carved on a 19th Century Gravestone Found in Wappoquia (AKA Sabin or South) Cemetery in Pomfret, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 24, 2019)

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A Slate Gravestone From the 18th Century Carved With a Pair of Cherub Faces With Wings Discovered in Wappoquia (AKA Sabin or South) Cemetery in Pomfret, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 4, 2019)