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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Death is an Irreverent Bastard

Wandering around "The Granery" in Boston, I was looking for funerary art that was atypical. Most of the 18th century grave stones had cherubs, urns with bending willows or the most common, winged skulls.

Edward Richards' stone caught my attention and made me chuckle. The Irreverent Bastard, Death (the skeleton) is sitting on a skull, presumably Edward's. Flanked by cross bones, Death is also accompanied by a winged hour glass on his right (Time Flies) and a scythe behind him, the tool of the Grim Reaper.

Canon 20D - 1/125th second, 28mm @ f/ 7.1, ISO 200

2 Comments:

Blogger Tuguldur said...

funerary art + BW + great composition = scary movie scene

8:45 PM  
Blogger McLarnan said...

Gotta give credit to the early people, at least at times they were a bit more creative in their markings.

Great photos of back east.

10:15 PM  

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