The Grim Reaper

Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

The neo-classical limestone monument that marks the graves of Owen and Ann Cwathmey in the Cave Hill Cemetery, in Louisville, Kentucky, features a bas-relief sculpture of the Grim Reaper in an oval medallion.   The dark figure is characterized by his long beard and carrying a scythe for harvesting souls.  In this sculpture the Grim Reaper is depicted holding up an hour glass as he gazes upon it.  The hourglass is a reminder that our time on this Earth is short.

The Owen and Ann Cwathmey Monument at Cave Hill Cemetery

 

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