Saturday, December 06, 2008

Tombstone Tales: Gravestone Motifs Part 2

Hand Holding an Anchor

The Anchor was used in the 18th and 19th centuries to represent hope or the deceased's seafaring profession. The hand, with its five fingers, takes on the meaning of the number five - love, health and humanity.

Also see Graven Images: Gravestone Motifs & Their Meanings

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