Archive for the ‘Soul Effigies’ Category

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)

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A Winged Skull Motif Found Carved on a Badly Tilting Slate Gravestone From the 18th Century at Granary Burying Ground in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 7, 2020)

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This Gravestone Carved With a Winged Skull (of the Woman Who Many People Believe Was the Original Mother Goose) Can Be Found Surrounded by Goose Feathers Planted in the Ground Around It at Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 4, 2018)

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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)


A Simple Stylized Wingless Soul Effigy Seen on an Early 18th Century Gravestone at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 21, 2017)

Soul Effogy Brookfield (2)
A Most Unusual Soul Effigy (With a Stylized Crown and Wings Which Together Almost Resemble an Aztec or Mayan Headdress) Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 23, 2017)

Old spencer cemetery cherub tombstone
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 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)


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)