Posts Tagged ‘Winged Skulls’

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)

Light Bulb Skull and Wings Woodstock Hill 2A.JPG
A Balloon-Shaped Skull With Wings Seen on a Gravestone From the Mid-18th Century at the Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT

Woodstock Skull Tombstone 7
A Stylized Skull With Wings (Symbolizing the Soul’s Flight up to Heaven) Found on a Gravestone From the 1700s at the Woodstock Hill Burial Ground in Woodstock, CT