Posts Tagged ‘Wingless Soul Effigies’

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)

Horned Soule Effigy Sold Spencer Burial Ground E
A Wingless Soul Effigy, Found on an 18th Century Gravestone in the Old Spencer Cemetery, With Either Very Weird Hair, or a Pair of Horns Sticking Out From Its Head