An anchor symbol on a tombstone signifies hope. The anchor is an ancient symbol of hope and early Christians drew a cross, disguised as an anchor, to mark and guide their way to secret meeting places.
Category: Tombstone Art
Obelisk shaped tombstones are commonly seen in cemeteries. They are found in various sizes and some are quite large.
An obelisk is a narrow, four-sided monument with a pyramidal shape at the top. Obelisks have been used as grave markers since the mid-1800s and are one of the most popular types of cemetery memorials. An obelisk can be used in a relatively small space and one obelisk is sometimes used for several graves or it may be the central monument of a family plot.
A book symbol on a tombstone usually represents the Holy Bible or the Book of Life.
A bird symbol on a tombstone, often depicted as a dove, symbolizes peace, resurrection, and innocence and is often used on a child’s tombstone.
Halloween is less than a week away and there is no better time to highlight some tombstone art that conjures up Halloween images.