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Detail of the Timothy Cutler Gravestone, 1694, Charlestown, Massachusetts

Mortality symbols, such as hourglasses, coffins, and death imps are seen on early Boston-area gravestones. This stone was probably carved by Joseph Lamson.
(Photography by Joseph R. Modugno)
citation: http://www.hawthorneinsalem.org/images/image.php?name=MMD1429