Archive for the ‘Soul Effigies’ 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)

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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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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 Stylized Skull With Wings Seen on an 18th Century Gravestone at the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 29, 2019)

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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)

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A Headstone From the Late 17th Century Found at the Cambridge Old Burying Ground Carved With Many of the Motifs Common on Grave Markers at the Time Including a Winged Skull, Crossbones, and an Hourglass (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 2, 2017)

Marble soul effigy Park Lawn
A Wigged and Winged Soul Effigy Carved on a White Marble Gravestone From the Late 18th Century Found at the Bennington Centre Cemetery in Bennington, VT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 11, 2017)

Winged Deathhead Granary
A Winged Death Head Found Carved on an 18th Century Headstone at the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 26, 2020)