Archive for the ‘Stone Carvings’ Category


A Classic Skull and Crossbones Motif Found Carved on a Gravestone From the Early 1700s at Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 20, 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)

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This Granite and Steel Sculpture Entitled “I Want to Ride a Cloud” by the Japanese Artist Narihiro Uemura, Found on State Street in Ellsworth, Is Just One of 34 Sculptures That Can Be Seen Along the 273 Miles of the Maine Sculpture Trail That Runs Through Downeast Maine

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Although It’s Sometimes Difficult to Differentiate Between a True Portrait and a Soul Effigy (the Representation of a Person’s Soul) on Early 18th Century Gravestones, This Image of an Elegant Lady Found at Burial Hill in Plymouth Most Likely Falls in the Former Category (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 24, 2016)

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A Stylized Cherub Carved on a Slate Gravestone From the Late 1700’s Seen at the Auburn Center Burial Ground Located on Central Street in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 9, 2020)

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A Shallow Relief Sculpture of a Winged Lion (Symbolizing Saint Mark) Found on the Facade of Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 14, 2018)

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This Granite Monument Embedded With a High Relief Bronze Sculpture of an American Infantry and Dedicated to the Soldiers Who Served in World War I Can Be Found in Front of the Auburn Town Offices on Central Street in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 9, 2019)

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A Stylized Stone Carving of a Dove (Symbolic of Peace, Purity, and Resurrection) Found on Top of a Headstone at St. Mary Cemetery in Lisbon, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 6, 2019)

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A Stylized Soul Effigy Found on a Child’s Gravestone From the Late 1700s at West Thompson Cemetery in West Thompson, Connecticut (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 1, 2017)

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An Unusual Grave Monument From the Early 20th Century Carved in the Shape of a Blacksmith’s Anvil and Hammer Found at the New Boston Cemetery in Thompson, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 23, 2019)