Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gravestone of the Day

Hannah Angier, 1714, Cambridge, MA

Here Lyes Buried the Body
of Mrs. HANNAH, Wife of the
and Daughter of the Revnd. Mr.
URIAN OAKES, Sometime President
of Harvard Colledge; and Pastor
of Harvard Colledge; and Pastor
of Cambridge Decd. Augt. 15th, 1714
AEtatis 55.


Anonymous said...

Daddy's girl!

cliff said...

That is a very fancy stone. I imagine a work like that would take many, many hours to create. Fifty, one hundred hours, more? The flowers in the "corners" and the scrolled leaves, for lack of a better term, are beautifully done. It's also the first I've seen with a frame. I wonder, generally speaking, are the decorations based on medieval designs or are they from the early Renaissance? The leaves seem classical.

cliff said...

I meant early Renaissance as in England, where it came late. said...

A great collection, thanks a lot.