Monday, 16 June 2014

Grave Art

Wandering around Philips Park Cemetery in Manchester, recently, I came across some very fine examples of Grave Art and Symbolism on many of the headstones. They provide a lasting tribute to the skill of the stonemasons who worked on them, and whose names are often inscribed on the base of the reverse side of the stone. Here are several examples of Clasped Hands. This symbol has several meanings, including Farewell and Hope that those separated by the death will meet again in eternity.

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