Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Winged Death Head (1775)

Revolutionary War Face by midgefrazel
Revolutionary War Face, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

Cap't Josiah Haynes (1696-1775)

New England Graveyards are known for their winged death heads and soul effigies in the TYMPANUM (top part) of the headstone.

In the later period, as shown here, the "face" is more clearly defined.

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