Another Squirrel

Greene County Chapel Cemetery, rural Greene County, Indiana

Even though, they are considered rare, I have come across more squirrels displayed on gravestones, since I first wrote about the image as a funerary symbol.  The carving in the photo above is found in a rural cemetery in Greene County, Indiana.  The squirrel is a delicately-carved, shallow bas-relief on a limestone marker.  Some sources say that if the squirrel is holding a nut, it is a sign of religious meditation and spirtual striving. Clearly this little squirrel is in that prayerful position.

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