Archive for the ‘Soul Effigies’ Category

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A Winged Soul Effigy Carved on an 18th Century Gravestone Found at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

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A Stylized Skull With Wings Found Carved on a Gravestone From the Early 1700’s at Old Indian Cemetery on Cottage Street in West Brookfield, MA


A Winged Soul Effigy Carved on an Late 18th Century Gravestone Seen at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA

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A Slate Gravestone From the Late 1600s Carved With Double Cherubs Seen at the Old Burying Ground in Cambridge, MA


A Wingless Soul Effigy on a Gravestone From the Late Eighteenth Century Found at Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA

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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