Archive for the ‘Skulls’ Category

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Another Example of an 18th Century Tombstone With a Death’s Head Motif Found in the Old First Parish Burying Ground on Beach Street in Rockport, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 26, 2014)

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A Rather Unusual High Relief Carving of a Winged Death’s Head Found on an Early 18th Century Gravestone at King’s Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 31, 2019)

hr-0967-453-664--0967453664003_20151211024542651Although Skulls and Crossbones, Deathheads, and Winged Skulls Were Quite Common on Early 18th Century Gravestones in America, Ones Depicting Full Skeletons, Like This One Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery, Were Much More Unusual (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 11, 2015)

Cyborg Steampunk Skeleton (2)
A Steampunk Cyborg Skeleton Sighted in the Storefront Window of an Unidentified Establishment on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 14, 2019)

Skull Salem F (2)
A Furry Tarantula Crawls Across the Forehead of a Human Skull Embedded in a Crystal Globe on Display in the Storefront Window of an Unidentified Shop on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 7, 2019)

Skull Crompton Collective
An Oversize Human Skull Carved From Wood Available For Purchase at the Crompton Collective in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 6, 2017)

goblets big e (2)
Various Ornately Decorated Drinking Goblets Including Ones Featuring Tiny Skulls, the Face of a Green Man, and the Head of a Zombie Available for Purchase on the Eastern States Exposition Grounds During the Big E Last September in West Springfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 1, 2019)


A “Winged Skull” Motif Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on  July 23, 2017)

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A Cawing Raven Roosts Upon a Human Skull in the Storefront Window of New England Magic on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 14, 2018) 

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Although It Is Rather Rare to Find Both Motifs Carved on the Same Gravestone, Here Is a Close-Up of One From the Late 17th Century Featuring Cherubs and a Winged Death Head at Granary Burying Ground Located on Tremont Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 15, 2019)