A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one. Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT
Museé du Louvre
Père Lachaise Cemetery Such grief carved on stone. To be loved by someone enough for them to memorialize their feeling of loss✿⊱╮
Graveyard sculptures...the forgotten art. (via Susan Elliott)
Captifs (Espagne) -- Martin Van Den Bogaert (Desjardins) -- 1637-1694 -- Musée du Louvre, Paris
...wow, beautiful. The angel carries away the child..
Grave of opera singer Jane Margyl, Batignolles Cemetery, Paris. The appearance of blood stains is caused by fallen flower petals.
A sculpture of a child in a crib, covered with a blanket of stone. Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri
Melaten Cemetery, Cologne, Germany