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An Urn, Angels, and a Death's Head

An Urn, Angels, and a Death's Head

This shouldered tablet headstone employs a complicated artistic motif that includes a central urn that is flanked by angels, and a winged death's head. The death's head was a prominent motif for mortuary art, from the end of the 17th century, to the middle of the 18th century. This person was a captain of a company of soldiers, during King Philip's War, and later became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.
Galleries: Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Grave Markers
Keywords: boston, cemetery, copp's hill burying ground, grave markers, headstones, massachusetts
Photo Location: Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 05/28/2011
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 42°22'02.22"N 71°03'20.85"W
Picture Number: 15587