Category: Tombstone Art

Tombstone Tuesday-Finger Pointing Down Symbol

I recently posted some tombstone art photos of a finger pointing upward, symbolizing the hope of heaven or that the soul has gone to heaven. This is a symbol commonly seen in older cemeteries.

Here is another example of a pointing finger, only this finger is pointing downward.

Tombstone Tuesday-Vacant Chair with Shoes Grave Marker

A pair of child’s shoes on a small vacant chair indicates the site of a child’s grave, even if there is no identifying information on the marker. One of the shoes is usually on its side.

Tombstone Tuesday-Hand Pointing Up Symbol

A very common tombstone symbol is a hand pointing upward, pointing toward heaven.

Tombstone Tuesday-Lamb Symbol

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Tombstone Tuesday-Palm Branch Symbol

Today’s tombstone symbol is the palm branch, also known as a palm frond.