Archive for the ‘Stone Carvings’ Category

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


Buddha Head Crompton Collectve A
A Buddha Head Carved From Stone Available For Purchase at the Crompton Collective in Worcester, 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 Granite Angel Holds a Single Rose High in the Air in Her Right Hand While Her Left Grips the End of Her Scarf Brimming With Loose Blossoms at Pine Grove Cemetery in Whitinsville, MA

A Cherub Unfurling a Scroll Carved on a Granite Tombstone From the Early 20th Century at North Conway Cemetery in North Conway, NH

A Dove in Flight (Representing Peace, Purity, and Ascension Into Heaven) Carved on a Gravestone Found at Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, CT

Just One of the Multiple Grotesque Faces of Stone Found on the Original Cambridge Public Library Located on Broadway in Cambridge, MA