Posts Tagged ‘Old Spencer Cemetery’

hr-0967-453-664--0967453664003_20151211024542651Although Skulls and Crossbones, Deathheads, and Winged Skulls Were Quite Common on Early 18th Century Gravestones in America, Ones Depicting Full Skeletons, Like This One Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery, Were Much More Unusual (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 11, 2015)

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An Example of One of the Many 18th Century Gravestones With a “Cherub’s Head” or “Winged Soul” Motif to Be Found in the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 21, 2014)

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A Stylized Skull With Wings Seen on an 18th Century Gravestone at the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA

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A Winged Soul Effigy Carved on an 18th Century Gravestone at the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA


A Winged Cherub Motif Carved on a Late 18th Century Gravestone Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA

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An Example of a Wingless Soul Effigy Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Old Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA

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An Example of an 18th Century Gravestone With a “Cherub” or “Winged Soul” Motif Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA

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A Mid-18th Century Gravestone With a Winged Skull Motif Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA

hr-0967-453-664--0967453664003_20151211024542651Although Skulls and Crossbones, Deathheads, and Winged Skulls Were Quite Common on Early 18th Century Gravestones in America, Ones Depicting Full Skeletons, Like This One Found at the Old Spencer Cemetery, Were Much More Unusual


An Unusual Example of a Soul Effigy Found on a 18th Century Gravestone in the Old Spencer Cemetery That Is Both Winged and Wigged
(Wigs on a Soul Effigy Signifies a Man of Wealth and High Social Standing). Note the Strange Design of the Wings That Seems to Almost Resemble the Tentacles of an Octopus or Squid