Beautiful Angel Statues

Beautiful Angel Statues

Cemeteries are places of peace and natural beauty; they also often offer truly inspiring artwork in the form of angels. We picked some of our favorites to share with you.

  • Avenging Angel, Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas

    Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas

    When William Dunovant was gunned down by a former business partner, his sister commissioned this steely-eyed, sword-brandishing angel to protect him in death.

  • A grieving angel weeps over philanthropist Chapman H. Hyams' family tomb

    Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Visitors to New Orleans are sure to be familiar with the Weeping Angel, inspired by William Wetmore Story’s Angel of Grief in Rome.

  • Winged skulls from the 17th century encouraged Puritan mourners to  ask themselves whether they were ready to enter heaven.

    Pencaitland Parish Church, Pencaitland, Scotland

    Winged skulls encouraged Puritan mourners to contemplate their own mortality and ask themselves whether they were ready to enter heaven.

  • This inspiring angel looks down from the roof of the Joseph Cuneo mausoleum.

    Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California

    This angel looks down from the roof of the Joseph Cuneo mausoleum.

  • Angels like this one watched as intense fighting took place near Warsaw's Evangelical Cemetery of the Augsburg Confession during World War II.

    Evangelical Cemetery of the Augsburg Confession, Warsaw, Poland

    Angels like this one watched as intense fighting took place during World War II.

  • This angel stands in a cemetery that was founded in 1769 and is the final resting place for many famous Lithuanian, Polish, and Byelorussian writers and artists.

    Rasos Cemetery, Vilnius, Lithuania

    This angel stands in a cemetery that was founded in 1769 and is the final resting place for many famous Lithuanian, Polish, and Byelorussian writers and artists.

  • Scotland’s Morningside Cemetery is home to this pensive angel.

    Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Scotland’s Morningside Cemetery, home to this pensive angel, was established in Edinburgh in 1878

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