Archive for the ‘Soul Effigies’ Category

A Stylized Soul Effigy Found on a Child’s Gravestone From the Late 1700’s at West Thompson Cemetery in West Thompson, Connecticut


A Rare Example of a True “Portrait” Headstone From the Mid-18th Century, Which Depicts the Physical Appearance of the Deceased (as Opposed to One Carved With a “Soul Effigy” Representing the Person’s Soul or Spirit), Discovered at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

Tall Wig Soul Effigy Woodstock CT
An Intriguing Winged “Soul Effigy”, Wearing Either an Extremely Tall Wig or a Stylized Crown, Discovered on a Mid-18th Century Gravestone at the Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT

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

A Simple Stylized Wingless Soul Effigy Seen on an Early 18th Century Gravestone at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA

A Stylized Skull With Wings Seen on a Slate Gravestone From the Early 18th Century at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, Massachusetts

An Example of a Winged Soul Effigy Seen Carved on a Cracked and Damaged Slate Grave Marker From the Early 18th Century at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA