Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Cemetery Symbolism--The Cherub
Victorian cemetery art incorporated elaborate symbolism to convey the hopes and sorrows of those left behind.
The Cherub: angelic innocence, the death of a child.
Simon & Catherine
Died Feb. 5, 1858
Age 5 yrs. 5 mo.
The deep eyes of the cherub are haunting. Despondent in the shadow of the sleeping world.
(St. Peters United Church of Christ, West Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania)
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