Victorian Angel

Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

The young female figure, head looking down in reflection and sorrow, while holding a flower in one hand and clutching her breast with the other is a common Victorian funerary symbol. This marker at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Columbus, Ohio, is a traditional mourning symbol expressed as an angel.  Unfortunately, the flower is weathered beyond knowing what it is, though, it is likely a rose. This mourning figure is expressing the transitory nature of life. The statue is a floral metaphor for a young flower that did not have time to fully bloom on Earth, a poignant visual message.

OUR FATHER

THOMAS FOLEY

BORN IN

COUNTY, KERRY IRELAND

DIED APR. 20, 1900,

AGE 68 YRS.

ELLEN HIS WIFE

DIED AUG. 10, 1861,

AGE 38 YRS.

MARY HIS WIFE

DIED MAY 30, 1903,

AGE 68 YRS

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