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A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one.

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Exquisite Cemetery Statues

Zentralfriedhof statue - It blows my mind that this is a piece of stone and it still looks like a veil covering a face. Many years ago it was something of a test of skill for a sculptor to create a veiled face. This is one of the absolute best.

The Angel of the Night (1885) by Giulio Monteverde, Primo Zonca grave, Quadriportico, Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome #angel #statue #cemetery

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15 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Cemeteries From Around The World

This creepy statue helps speak the grief that Hamlet experiences after finding out the fate of Ophelia.

A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one.

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Achingly Beautiful Cemetery Sculptures (20 photos)

Cemetery, Italy.

Angel of the Resurrection ~ marble statue before the tomb of the Oneto family, sculpted by Giulio Monteverde, c.1882. Sometimes called the Monteverde angel. Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa, Italy #cemetery #monument