Posts Tagged ‘Winged Soul Motif’

Old spencer cemetery cherub tombstone
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)

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)


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

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

Cherub Head Charlton Burial Ground a
The Only Gravestone to Be Found (Among Many Depicting Either Weeping Willows or Urns) With the Popular 18th Century “Winged Soul” Motif in the Entire Bay Path Cemetery in Charlton, MA