Awesome pics...I kind of don't understand why people use skeletons and skulls and things on their graves. I love the pictures though...
Thank you. The tradition of skulls on graves faded out in the early 1800s. Prior to that it was used as a symbol of mortality and was quite popular along with things like a scythe - cutting down of life, the passage of time and death or an hourglass which is the symbol of Father Time.
Many thanks Terri.
The "Memento Mori" tradition of memorial imagery is one of the most significant in the history of western art. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful images!
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