Cemetery Symbolism–Human

Dove with All Seeing Eye

Please visit the recently added section on symbolism that is classified as “Human.” Eyes, hands, fingers as well as other things humans tend to use, do or wear. A few favorites are introduced below.

Star of David, Hands Clasping

Clasped Hands

Two hands clasping signifies a union. The sleeves may be both masculine and feminine, indicating marriage.

Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama


Only Sleeping

Eternal Rest. A child sleeping is a common Victorian era symbol.

Cast-iron monument made by Wood & Perot of Philadelphia. Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Tools of Workingmen's Timber And Cotton Association


Tools of Workingman’s Timber And Cotton Association, Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

Tools are generally a symbol of the trade of the deceased.

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