Archive for the ‘Soul Effigies’ Category

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A Late 18th Century Marble Gravestone (Carved With a Wigged and Winged “Soul Effigy” and a Pair of Stylized Birds) Found in the Bennington Centre Cemetery in Bennington, VT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 15, 2016)


A Winged Soul Effigy Carved on a Late 18th Century Gravestone Seen at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 9, 2018)

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An Example of a Wingless Soul Effigy Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 20, 2016)

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A Winged Death’s Head Carved on an 18th Century Gravestone Found at King’s Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 25, 2019)

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A Winged Soul Effigy Carved on an 18th Century Gravestone Found at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 24, 2018)

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A Mid-Relief Carving of a Cherub Found on a Badly Weathered Gravestone From the Early 20th Century at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 20, 2020)


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 (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 5, 2017)

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A Winged Soul Effigy Carved on an 18th Century Slate Gravestone at Broad Street Cemetery in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 23, 2019)


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 (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 15, 2017)

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A Winged and Wigged Soul Effigy (Apparently Balancing a Stylized Hourglass on Top of Its Head) Discovered on an Early 18th Century Slate Headstone at the Old Burying Point (A.K.A. Charter Street) Cemetery in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 8, 2018)