Monthly Archives: January 2015

Light the Way

The door as a motif in funerary art symbolizes mystery.  The door is the pathway from the earthly realm to the next.  In this example, the mystery seems to be lifted—here the mourning figure appears to leading the way to … Continue reading

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Coming Apart at the Seams

SARAH ELLIS DAUGHTER OFJ.A. & S. B. LAURIE, DIED FEB. 12, 1879 AGED 19 YRS, & 3 MOS.   TAKE THEM O FATH ER IN THINE ARMS AND MAY THEY HENCEFORTH BE A MESSENGER OF LOVE BETWEEN, OUR HUMAN HEARTS … Continue reading

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The Anchor and the Cross

Often when found on a gravestone, the anchor represents an ancient Christian symbol. Early Christians used the symbol in catacomb burials beneath the city of Rome.  There it was used as a disguised cross.  The anchor also served as a … Continue reading

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