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Grave Preservation - Grave Art - Symbolism and Monument Art

Conservation/Restoration - Documenting - Recording Tips and Sheets
Grave Art - Symbolism and Monuments - The Living Cemetery

Monument Art

Grave memorials are a clear indication of social status, wealth, religious affiliation, decade of burial and even the philosophical outlook of the deceased.

Memorials also change by region and cemetery type. Roman Catholic cemeteries exhibit far more crosses than other cemeteries.

Many grave memorials portray a great deal of symbolism both in shape and ornamentation. These are the monument styles most commonly found in British Columbia cemeteries.

Domed Tablet
TABLETS/HEADSTONES
Scroll Marker
MARKERS
Obelisk
OBELISK/COLUMNS/PEDESTALS


Cross
CROSSES
Sarcophagus
PHYSICAL STRUCTURES FOR ABOVE GROUND INTERMENT


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Conservation/Restoration - Documenting - Recording Tips and Sheets
Grave Art - Symbolism and Monuments - The Living Cemetery