Monday, December 08, 2008

Tombstone Tales: Gravestone Motifs Part 3

Hand with pointing finger

Hand with Finger Pointing represents Gone Home, Look to God, Direction. The pointing finger represents direction, whether physical, spiritual or psychological.

Also see Graven Images: Gravestone Motifs & Their Meanings


livinginthepast said...

This is really interesting, Thank you. I have a picture of a grave with a symbol that looks like either INS or IHS, I'm trying to find out what it means, but not much lucks o far. Anyway, I'm enjoying learning about the motifs.

Genealogy Blogger said...

Hi Katrina,

We have a photo of the same insignia on a grave but have yet to find proof positive of the meaning. We think it is a Catholic symbol. I'll post it in a few days and see if anyone knows