Posts Tagged ‘Burial Hill Plymouth MA’


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


A “Winged Skull” Motif Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA


A Classic Skull and Crossbones Motif Found Carved on a Gravestone From the Early 1700’s at Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts

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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


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)