Friday, December 17, 2010

Update on: Death Head Angel

I just found the answer to what these were called.  In Stories in Stone a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography by Douglas Keister he has a section on the evolution of the Death Head which is now called a Soul Effigy. He even has photos to go along with the section to show how the Death Head went from a skull and bones to an angel head with wings.

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If you haven't read this book it is a great book that every cemetery wander should own a copy.

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