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.
Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism – Part 2
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.
Death Depicted in Cemetery Symbolism – Part 1
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.
The Afterlife Referenced in Cemetery Symbolism (Part 3): Tiffany Stained Glass
Tiffany Stained Glass The American painter and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany, essentially brought new high quality, high technology stained glass as an art form to the world in the late 1800s. Prior to that time, most of the stained glass used in windows came from Europe, and then only as seconds. European craftsmen kept the […]
The Afterlife Referenced in Cemetery Symbolism (Part 2): Stained Glass
Stained Glass Another symbol intended to help prepare us for the great beyond is the stained glass window. Does this come as a surprise? In the mid-1100s, Abbot Suger of the Abbey of St. Denis (the royal abbey of France) believed that the presence of beautiful objects would lift men’s’ souls closer to God. This […]