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.
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.
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 encouraged Puritan mourners to contemplate their own mortality and ask themselves whether they were ready to enter heaven.
This angel looks down from the roof of the Joseph Cuneo mausoleum.
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.
Scotland’s Morningside Cemetery, home to this pensive angel, was established in Edinburgh in 1878
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