Archive for the ‘Stone Carvings’ Category

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A Majestic Art Deco Eagle Perched Atop the Verizon (Also Known as the Telephone Company) Building on the Corner of Elm and Chestnut Streets in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 16, 2015)

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A Demonic Face (of Apparently Asian Origin) Carved in Stone Found on a Building on Avenue A in Downtown Turners Falls, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 10, 2018)

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This Statue of Jesus Christ, Pointing His Finger at the Sacred Heart He Bears on His Chest, Can Be Found at St. Philip’s Cemetery in Grafton, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 17,  2016)

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One of Four Weathered and Lichen-Covered Stone Faces of Jesus Found on the Corners of the Jones Family Monument at Pine Grove Cemetery in Leicester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 13,  2017)

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This 1500 Pound Black Granite Sculpture of a Fish Entitled “Atlantic Sparkler” by Thomas Berger Was Installed at Hampton Beach in 2011 (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 27,  2015)

 

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Woodstock Burial Ground Cherub Tombstone C
Yet Another Example of an 18th Century Gravestone With the Extremely Popular “Winged Soul” Motif, This One Found at the Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, Connecticut (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 13,  2015)

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A Dove in Flight (Representing Peace, Purity, and Ascension Into Heaven) Carved on a Gravestone Found at Grove Street Cemetery in Putnam, CT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 18,  2017)

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An Angel in Flowing Robes Prays Next to a Blank Headstone on the Front Lawn of Negus and Taylor Monuments Located at 9 Mill Street in Greenfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 20,  2018)

Winged Skull tombstone Granary Burial Ground 4B
Another Example of the “Winged Skull” Motif (Thought to Symbolize Both Physical Mortality and the Soul Ascending to Heaven) Found on a Gravestone From the Early 1700’s at the Old Granary Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 12,  2015)

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A Melancholy Lion Mourns for the Dead at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 29,  2014)