Category: Tombstone Art

Tombstone Tuesday-Bird Symbol

Birds, usually doves, are common tombstone symbols. They symbolize peace, resurrection, and innocence.
Birds are usually depicted as flying or sitting but we saw this unusual bird scene on a tombstone at Greenville Union Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio.

Tombstone Tuesday-Angel Symbols

Angel carvings are often used on tombstones and angel statues are frequently seen in cemeteries.
Angels are agents of God, messengers between God and man, between heaven and earth. They symbolize spirituality.

Tombstone Tuesday-Rising/Setting Sun Symbol

A rising sun tombstone inscription symbolizes renewed life, new life, eternal life, and the eternal light of heaven.

Tombstone Tuesday-Grapevine Symbol

A grapevine, as a tombstone symbol, signifies prosperity, fertility, and abundance. The grapevine is a traditional Christian symbol, as Jesus said he is the vine and his followers are the branches.

Tombstone Tuesday-Oak Leaf Symbol

Oak leaves inscribed on a tombstone symbolize strength, endurance, eternity, honor, faith, virtue, liberty, stability, and hospitality. It is a symbol of the power of the Christian faith and some believe that the cross of Christ was made from an oak tree.