Archive for the ‘Stone Carvings’ Category

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Because They Symbolize Wisdom and Knowledge, Statues of Owls (Such as This One in the Shrewsbury Public Library in Shrewsbury, MA) Are Often Found in Both Private and Public Libraries (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 16, 2014)

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A Stone Statue of a Young Woman in a Gown Holding a Lily Seen Standing Beside a Monument at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 26, 2019)

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A Pair of Sleeping Children Carved in Marble by Sculptor William H. Rinehart in 1875 Seen on Display in the Bennington Museum at Bennington, VT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 11, 2019)

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A Petite Plastic Pegasus Poses in Front of the Sandaled Feet of a Virgin Mary Statue at St. Joseph Children’s Cemetery in Webster, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 14, 2020)

hr-0967-453-664--0967453664003_20151211024542651Although Skulls and Crossbones, Deathheads, and Winged Skulls Were Quite Common on Early 18th Century Gravestones in America, Ones Depicting Full Skeletons, Like This One Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery, Were Much More Unusual (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 11, 2015)

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The Visage of a Monstrous Green Man (a Face Consisting of or Surrounded by Foliage) Juts Out From the Facade of the Burnside Building Located on Main Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 4, 2018)

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Just One of the Thirty-Four Limestone Grotesques to Be Salvaged From the Old Worcester Polytechnic Institute Gymnasium Before the Hundred-Year-Old Building Is Demolished Later This Year (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 21, 2016)

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A High-Relief Sculpture of an Apparently Despairing Angel Holding Either a Mop or (More Likely) a Flaming Torch Upside-Down Found Carved on the Shannon Family Mausoleum at St. Mary Cemetery in Norwich, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 10, 2019)

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Just One of a Multitude of Faces (Is It My Imagination, or Does She Actually Look a Lot Like a Muppet?) That Can Be Found on the Fabulously Elaborate Facade of the Boston Opera House Located on Washington Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 26, 2017)

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A Marble Statue of a Young Man Dressed in a Suit Jacket Kneeling and Praying Found at St. Anne Shrine in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 27, 2018)