"The illustration represents a cubiculum, or small chamber, as most of them look when discovered. The graves have been opened and the bodies taken away."—Webster, 1913

Interior of the Catacombs

"The illustration represents a cubiculum, or small chamber, as most of them look when discovered. The…

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a dead body. The oldest known sarcophagi are Egyptian, and have been found in certain pyramids.

Egyptian Sarcophagus

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a…

The early gothic finial is a three dimensional cross made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Early Gothic Finial

The early gothic finial is a three dimensional cross made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires,…

The french gothic finial is a three dimensional cross, made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

French Gothic Finial

The french gothic finial is a three dimensional cross, made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires,…

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Modern Finial

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles…

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Modern Finial

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles…

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Modern Finial

The modern finial is three dimensional cross made of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles…

This finial modern vase is found in the ministry of war in Paris, France. It is typically used on tombs, doorposts and on attics of ornamental architecture.

Finial Modern French Vase

This finial modern vase is found in the ministry of war in Paris, France. It is typically used on tombs,…

The modern gothic finial is a three dimensional cross made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires, Pinnacles and tombs.

Modern Gothic Finial

The modern gothic finial is a three dimensional cross made out of stone. It serves to decorate Spires,…

This Skull Head was a design found on the shield of death, monuments, tombs and often represented over two crossed bones.

Skull Head

This Skull Head was a design found on the shield of death, monuments, tombs and often represented over…

The Crouching Sphinx is a combination of the human bust with the body of the Lion. The Sphinx is an Egyptian invention that was used as the guardian of temples and tombs.

Crouching Sphinx

The Crouching Sphinx is a combination of the human bust with the body of the Lion. The Sphinx is an…

This Crouching Ram Head Sphinx has a head of a ram and the body of a lion. An Egyptian invention, it was used as a guardian of temples and tombs.

Crouching Ram Head Sphinx

This Crouching Ram Head Sphinx has a head of a ram and the body of a lion. An Egyptian invention, it…

"And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. And when he was come out of the boat, straightway there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling in the tombs: and no man could any more bind him, no, not with a chain; because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: and no man had strength to tame him. And always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones." Mark 5:1-5
<p>Illustration of a man sitting on a tomb, cutting himself with a stone.

The Gerasene Demoniac

"And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. And when he was come…

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a dead body. This illustration is the tomb of Scipios.

Roman Sarcophagus Tomb

A coffin or tomb of stone; a kind of stone chest, generally more or less ornamented for receiving a…