The Sleeping Babe


Oct. 12, 1898

Nov. 28, 1910

This white-marble monument in the St. Francis Cemetery at Phoenix, Arizona, memorializes the life of an infant girl who died shortly after her second birthday.  A drapery on the top of the gravestone reveals a sleeping baby representing the small child.

The drapery represents the passage from one realm to another; the veil that exists between the Earthly realm and the Heavenly one—the last partition between life and death.

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