Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’
The winged hourglass is a symbol of mortality, but it is a much rarer find than a weeping willow or an urn. Imagine my delight when I found multiple examples in the Olmstead family plot in Harrisburg Cemetery.
A winged hourglass adorns each step down to the family plot.
Harrisburg Cemetery has a lot of lovely old funerary art, and willow trees are a personal favorite of mine.
I’m guessing based on proximity to another monument that the surname on this one is Haehlen as well. It’s a slightly different style of willow than I’ve posted in the past.
Posted in Cemetery Sculpture, Uncategorized, tagged mechanicsburg, pennsylvania, sculpture, silver spring meeting house, silver spring presbyterian church, zinker on October 3, 2016| Leave a Comment »
On a trip to south central Pennsylvania to visit my family, I noticed that there were zinkers in the Silver Spring Presbyterian churchyard. As fascinated as I am with this type of monument, I had never noticed this well-preserved pair of monuments before.
I’m probably going to get back into this slowly, especially since my previous attempt to resurrect the blog didn’t take off.
Last year, I had the opportunity to attend an SCA event in Minneapolis, and I turned it into a long weekend including a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where I found this.
It’s a funerary relief from Palmyra, and the informational text specifically mentions that this type of art is the primary form of sculpture we have from Roman Palmyra.
Posted in Dead Men Do Tell Tales, tagged cause of death, galway, grave art, ireland, republic of ireland, sculpture, st. nicholas' collegiate church, wordless wednesday on February 5, 2014| Leave a Comment »
To the memory of John Skelton Thompson
Francis John Langley Kinkead
Thomas Leopold Roberts
who all three perished on one day by drowning in Loch Corrie 17 August 1887
moved with pity for so sad a catastrophe, the citizens of Galway had this monument erected.
They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in death they were not divided.