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    A winged death’s head (symbol of death and resurrection) spotted on a gravestone in Fordwich, Kent. (Photo: Clare Gibson)

    Death attacks! The Nightingale monument at Westminster Abbey. (Seeing Symbols)

    Coffin shaped hole for pauper burials, Youghal town wall - An empty coffin was once stored here for paupers who could not afford a coffin burial. Their bodies were temporarily laid in the coffin before being carried to the grave and buried in a shroud. The coffin would then be returned to await the next pauper funeral.

    The gravestone of Johan-Richard Schram (1834-1898), in Chiswick Old Cemetery; a combination of Viking runestone and Christian memorial symbols. (Seeing Symbols)

    Gravestone in Nong Khai, Thailand, (shadesandshadows/Photo: Peter Kelly Studios)

    Here is a helpful graphic to understand what tombstone symbols represent. Credit: www.atlasobscura....

    A nineteenth-century silver, gold and diamond intaglio mourning ring depicting a funerary urn, a symbol of death and mourning.

    Some Buddhas at the Shinyo-do cemetery.


    victorian angel tombstones

    1798 Half Mourning

    Rosary Terminal Bead with Lovers and Death's Head, Northern France or Southern Netherlands, ca. 1500–1525, Ivory, with emerald pendant, silver-gilt mount

    Cemeteries Ghosts Graveyards Spirits: Death.

    A mourning brooch, 1780-1810, commemorating the death of a mother and several of her children (their ghosts are pictured above the memorial shrine), the scene enclosed with the legend 'In Death Lamented as in Life Beloved'. (

    1703 British Pendant at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "This intricate jewel is in the form of a coffin which opens to reveal a panel of woven hair, initials, and an enamelled skull. It is an unflinching reminder of man's mortality while specifically commemorating the death of a particular individual, the now unknown PB. Such graphic imagery was a widely accepted part of the rituals surrounding death in the years around 1700."

    Halloween - pumpkin head

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    1920s vintage photo children play in cemetery graveyard gravestone vintage photo by Christian Montone, via Flickr

    1818 (estimated from inscription) Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales by Charlotte Jones. The memorial portrait was painted one year after her death.

    Plague panel with the triumph of death. Panels of this kind were placed on the walls of houses to warn against the plague (Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin).