This article is part 3 in the three part series on Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism that covers the mourning dove, roadside memorials, urns, and other symbols of death.
This article is part 2 in the three part series on Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism that covers wolf tables, cemetery gates, and mourning women.
This article is part 1 in the three part series on Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism. It covers father time, the hourglass, human bones, and weeping willow trees.
If you ever get the chance to walk through one of the historical garden cemeteries like Laurel Hill in Philly or Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, you’ll find all sorts of elaborate mausoleums and memorials. But some time ago, that went out of fashion for simpler tombstones.
On walking through just about any cemetery established after 1850, one is likely to see sensual female figures, carved, or rather released, from a variety of material – granite, marble, bronze. This is principally true in France and England, the birthplaces of “garden cemeteries.” For the uninitiated, garden cemeteries are essentially outdoor sculpture gardens, conceived […]