The Flame

Lafayette Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Taylor Dufilho Family Crypt in the Lafayette Cemetery Number 1 at New Orleans, Louisiana, is topped with a flame rising out of a garland-festooned urn.  Here the ironwork surrounding the crypt is repeating the symbol of the flame in the urns on the corners of the fencing.

The flame, like many Christian symbols, has several different meanings—eternal life, religious fervor, and vigilance.  The flame can also represent martyrdom.

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