Posts Tagged ‘Burial Hill Plymouth MA’

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A Winged Soul Effigy Carved on an 18th Century Gravestone Found at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 24, 2018)


An Example of a Winged Soul Effigy Seen Carved on a Cracked and Damaged Slate Grave Marker From the Early 18th Century at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 5, 2017)


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 (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 15, 2017)


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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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)


A “Winged Skull” Motif Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on  July 23, 2017)


A Rare Example Found at Burial Hill in Plymouth of Multiple “Winged Soul Effigies” on a Single Gravestone – Each Representing One of the Three Young Daughters Lost by John and Mary Goddard in the 1760s… (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 5, 2015)

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


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


An Example of a Winged Soul Effigy Seen Carved on a Cracked and Damaged Slate Grave Marker From the Early 18th Century at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA