Posts Tagged ‘ohio’
The tombstone of Shaikh al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn al-Hasan is in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Carved from limestone, it dates to 1110. The carvings include not only the name of the deceased and his death date, but verses from the Qur’an.
This 2nd century Roman sarcophagus is in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
In further evidence that I can find funerary monuments anywhere, I took a number of photos of mourner statues at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This statue is from the tomb of Philip the Bold, the Duke of Burgundy. The statue is about 600 years old, dating to the first decade of the 15th century. And those of you who know my other passion for prayer beads, he’s also holding a set of prayer beads.
Posted in Dead Men Do Tell Tales, tagged cause of death, cleveland, lake view cemetery, occupation, ohio, soldier, tombstone tales, veteran, wordless wednesday, world war i, wwi on February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Anyone who’s been following along here for a length of time will know that porcelain portraits are on my list of “coolest things to have on a headstone.” Most porcelain portraits are clearly drawn from posed, often professional portraits, but every once in a while, a family chooses a photo that you can’t help but smile back at.
Captain Burt E. Skeel died while representing the Army Air Service in the International Air Race at Wilbur Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. He crashed in front of spectators when the wings came off his plane. A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, Skeel had served in World War I, starting in the infantry and then transferring to the Air Service, where he remained as a pilot after the war.
This monument was put in sometime very recently, because it was not erected yet the last time I visited Lake View Cemetery, but it was there when I traveled there Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend.