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Graves and headstones often contain creative and special artwork done by the surviving dependents for their beloved decedents. Our category, 'Funerary Art' is looking for those stunning, unique 'WOW' works of art. Please click on "show additional information" below to see requirements for posting in this category.
Expanded Description:

We are looking for all kinds of permanent funerary artworks. Often, the funerary artwork expresses the grief of loss or a celebration of the deceased. Funerary art does include specifics about the deceased: usually the name, birth and death date, etc. Cemetery art NOT on a tomb/gravestone will go in other categories. Funerary statues, sculptures, special crosses, mosaics, relief art, wooden art in a building -- no limitations of media here. As long as the permanent artwork is on a grave or on a tombstone, everything is fine. In addition, we will also accept permanent artwork on graves that are outside a cemetery (ex., in churches, cathedrals, or 'out of place graves' somewhere).

One important thing is the uniqueness of the artwork; mass-produced pieces will not be accepted. A unique piece will often be life-sized or over-sized. It is often carved from marble, granite or other stone. Commonly, if a sculpture is a traditional angel, serene woman, etc., about 3'-4' (1m to 1.5m) tall and painted or metal or cast out of concrete, it is a mass produced item. Other common mass produced designs include lambs, hands with fingers pointed upwards, urn with draped cloth, etc. For example, if you see four copies of the same figure in a cemetery, it is a mass produced item and not a unique "Wow' piece of Funerary Art.

Accepted Examples:

NOT Accepted Examples:


Mass produced; temporary; more a shrine; no 'Wow'


Mass produced Angel; no 'Wow'


Mass produced urn; no 'Wow'


Mass produced woman/angel with anchor with various positions

Except with unique circumstances decided by the Officers, headstones from these categories are excluded:
- Woodmen of the World Grave Markers/Monuments or...
- Mausoleums or...
- Zinc Headstones NOTE: 1882 Catalog of these mass produced markers may be found here or...
- Homemade Tombstones or...
- Broken Column Headstones or...
- Obelisks or...
- Freestanding Columns or...
- Death Mask Gravestones ...
...UNLESS there is a separate and substantial work of art that would fit into this category. If declined, you may resubmit with a note asking Officers to discuss and vote. Decisions by the Officers are final.

In respect of a family's loss, please wait three years after a loved one's death before posting a Waymark in this category.

Instructions for Posting a Funerary Art Waymark:

NAMING

Please name your Waymark this way:
Name of the Artwork (Family name/names) - City, State/Province, Country

Examples:
Distraught Angel (Miller) – New York, NY, USA
Anchor in marble (Wagner) – Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Latin Cross Mosaic (Breza) – Prague, Praha, Czech Republic

COORDINATES

The coordinates must be obtained by a personal visit to the grave/location. 'Drive-bys' are not allowed.

LONG DESCRIPTION

- Give us a description of the artwork [REQUIRED]. This is an art category, so please describe the art. For example: What material was used? What is depicted? Is the name of the artist engraved somewhere? In what condition is the artwork?
- Provide the full text on the headstone. Some headstones/slabs are adjacent, but separate from the the monument as it is a family memorial. You may wish to include this text.
- If the descriptive text provided for the Waymark includes text copied in whole or in part from another web site or sites, you MUST provide a "source" reference in the description to give credit to the source from which the text was obtained.
- Provide the name of the location and the hours the piece is available for viewing by the public. Indicate if there is an admission fee or other special circumstances (ex., removing ones hat in a church).
- Provide an English translation to help our English-only Officers review your Waymark.

NOTE: Do not touch or try to 'clean' the headstone. All headstones are private property and many older ones are delicate and you could accidentally damage them.

PHOTOS

A MINIMUM of three distinct and clear photos are required. One detailed picture of the artwork itself, a second picture that shows the entire grave and the third (or more) of the inscription. Some headstones/slabs are adjacent, but separate from the the monument as it is a family memorial. These additional stones could also be photographed. Great photography is required (ex., focused photos that are well framed; sharp close-ups). Additional pictures are highly encouraged to gain a better sense and appreciation for the funerary art. As a suggestion, take photos of the sides, rear, oblique angle if the piece deserves it. Close-ups of details are always appreciated. A digital crop of one photo is NOT a distinct second or third photo. This is your chance to show off your discovery to the world.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please upload at least one clear photo that you took during your visit. No 'drive-bys.' Tell us how you like the artwork, what is its condition, and so on. If needed, update the locations hours or special visit instructions.
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Image for Weeping Willow (Sanders) - Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery - Warren County, MOview gallery
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Funerary ArtWeeping Willow (Sanders) - Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery - Warren County, MO

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Small but seemingly unique.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/25/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtFamily dog (Wolderingh) - Oosterbeek, NL

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Een levensgrote stenen hond staat op het graf van zijn baasjes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PetjeOp

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/25/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtWillie's Statue (Hill) - City Cemetery - Keytesville, MO

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Family plot for the Hills in Keytesville City Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/19/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtAnesthesia - Hartford, CT

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Anesthesia is the theme of the Dr. Horace Wells monument. The monument is located in Cedar Hill Cemetery at 453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/19/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtFlying Angel (Eppenauer) - Mt. Pleasant Cemetery - New Franklin, MO

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Flying angle on a child's tombstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/10/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtAngel and Cross (McMahill) - Elsberry, MO

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Family plot marker. Returned to Elsberry on a sunny day.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/9/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtAngels (Hawthorn) - Memphis, TX

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Two angels watch over the graves of Henrietta and Oveta Hawthorn - in Fairview Cemetery, Memphis, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Texas

date approved: 6/7/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtChild's clothes on chair (Harold) - Pueblo, CO, USA

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This unique and touching funerary art has its own cemetery marker. It shows a young boy's clothes and shoes placed at the chair, for him to put on when he got better soon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Colorado

date approved: 6/7/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtAngel on Roundabout (Mev. L.DeWael-Van Gend) - Antwerpen, Belgium

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Within the Schoonselhof cemetery you will find Leopold de Wael's wife's (former mayor Antwerpen) grave in the middle of a roundabout in the cemetery. Lovely sculpture of an angle on the north side of the grave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Antwerpen, Belgium

date approved: 6/2/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtLog Chair (Rightmire) - Greenwood Cemetery - Palmyra, MO

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There are many log tombstones in cemeteries across this land, but this is the only log chair tombstone that I know of.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/30/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtChess Board (Gale) - Fullerton, CA

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A tombstone where one can sit and play chess at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/12/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtClothed katafalque (Van Rijckevorsel) - Rijsenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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A bluestone tomb with the appearance of a catafalque, overlaid with a true-to-life sculpted cloth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 5/7/2022

last visited: 5/30/2022

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Funerary ArtWoman in Robes - (Ponce de León) - San Juan

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A women in robes is featured on the The tomb of Juan Ponce de León. The tomb is located in the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Puerto Rico

date approved: 5/5/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtRunning Horse - (Loew-Digges) - Amherst, MA

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A running horse markes the grave of poet and writer Deborah Leah Sugarbaker Digges and her husband Franklin Martin Loew. The grave is located in Wildwood Cemetery, 70 Strong Street, Amherst, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/27/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtAllegorical figures of railroading, shipping, trade and the theater - (Fisk) - Brattleboro, VT

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Allegorical figures of railroading, trade, shipping, and the theater are on the monument of notorious "Robber Barons" James Fisk Jr in Prospect Hill Cemetery at 94 South Main St. Brattleboro, VT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Vermont

date approved: 4/18/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtBettie's Angel (Hill) - Keytesville, MO

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The Redding-Hill house is about 3 block away and listed on the NRHP...for this family which was integral in the towns success.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/15/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtMarble Bust (Lida Croom Hodges) - Wharton City Cemetery - Wharton TX USA

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The elegant, haunting, and somewhat strange tombstone of Lida Croom Hodges in Wharton City Cemetery hints at some possible fraught family emotional drama that continues beyond the grave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2022

last visited: 4/27/2022

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Funerary ArtAllegory of Italy in Mourning - (Alfieri) - Florence, Italy

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The allegorical figure Italy in Mourning weeping over the tomb of Italian playwright and poet Vittorio Alfreri is located in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 4/13/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtYoung Boy (McCombie) - Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

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A memorial statue of a young boy holding a model airplane looking up towards the sky. Located in the Boalsburg Cemetery, Centre County, PA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/8/2022

last visited: 5/19/2022

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Funerary ArtTrumpet on top of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Marker - Flushing NY

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The Trumpet sculpture is on top of the large black marble grave marker inscribed "Satchmo" Louis Armstrong. It has many coins and rocks on the top of the marker. Also a footstone is there. It is located in Section 9, Flushing Cemetery, Flushing NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: New York

date approved: 4/8/2022

last visited: 4/9/2022

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Funerary ArtColonial Era Girl (Kaiser) - Zion Lutheran Cemetery - Lone Elm, MO

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Only statue tombstone in this country cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/3/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtBust of Rossini, Music, Arch - (Rossini) - Florence, Italy

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The tomb of Gioachino Rossini is framed by an elaborate arch. An allegorical sculpture of Music stands before the tomb and a bust of Rossini is beneath the apex of the arch. The tomb is located in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 3/29/2022

last visited: never

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Funerary ArtAngel Gabriel Playing a Trumpet (Prima) - New Orleans LA

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The Angel Gabriel Playing a Trumpet sculpture is on the top of the Louis Prima mausoleum located in Section 88, Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA. Louis Prima was a famous trumpet player in the late 1930's through the 1970's.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Louisiana

date approved: 3/28/2022

last visited: 3/28/2022

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Funerary ArtAngel writing in book (Craig) - Bristol, VA USA

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The conspicuous tombstone for Robert Craig in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Bristol, VA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/24/2022

last visited: 3/24/2022

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Funerary ArtLeonardo Bruni Lying In State, Madonna and Child with Two Angels, arch frame - (Bruni) - Florence, Italy,

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The tomb of historian, author and statesman Leonardo Bruni is located in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 3/22/2022

last visited: never

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