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10 Famous Angel Tombstones In the History You Must See

Angles are considered God fellows that guide and protect mankind while interceding for him in paradise and acting as the messengers of God. The belief in angels exists since ancient times...


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Angles are considered God fellows that guide and protect mankind while interceding for him in paradise and acting as the messengers of God. The belief in angels exists since ancient times. Even when someone dear to the heart dies, whether after a prolonged illness or because they were suddenly taken in a tragic accident; it is believed that an angle on their tombstone makes their further journey to heaven easy and comforts the pain they suffered during their lifetime and death.

Creating a memorial tombstone with a guardian angel is one way some people choose to remember and protect their loved ones eternally. Every tombstone speaks a story about a person’s life journey and showcases the sentiments of their loved ones who are left behind. There have been various angel tombstones in history who left remarks on everyone about their intricate artwork, and sentiments of their dear ones. We have compiled a list of the 10 best angel tombstones from history that you must see. All of these angel tombstone memorials can be made to order from our marble factory.

Angel of grief headstone

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Angel Of Grief is one of the most popular styles of grave statuary in cemeteries across the world. It was an 1894 sculpture by famous sculptor William Wetmore Story for the grave of his wife Emelyn Story at the Christian Cemetery in Rome. It was the last major work before his death, after one year his wife’s decease. Wearing classical Roman costume this dramatic life-size winged angel figure appearing collapsed, weeping, and draped over the tomb with dropping wings shows the pain of those left behind. Since then this grave art has served as a touching symbol for the collective expression of mourning across cemeteries around the world. If you want, you can order the replica of the mournament for recently departed one in your custom size options.

Haserot Black Angel monument

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The other popular angel tombstone in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio is the statuary of a gloomy black angel named Haserot. Also known as The Angel of Death Victorious, the male angle sits over the marble graves of three people: Francis Haserot, his wife, and his son representing the grievous demise of the family. The statue has a strange appeal. Most angels in the graveyard stand with their heads raised looking up to the sky and their wings spread, symbolically striving for heaven. However, the wings of the black angel are not straightened but outstretched and he gazes to the ground to hell. The expression of the black angel's face looks very grim, with cold strange eyes and empty eyelids. The angle holds an extinguished torch upside-down, a symbol of life extinguished. The tombstone is one of kind and very popular for its dramatic frightful facial expressions.

East Sheen Cemetery and the “Angel of Death”

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Angel of Death is an incredible funerary sculpture of the grieving angel that was created by Sydney March in the 20th century for the grave of George William. The sculptor also worked on several war memorials around England in the years after the First World War. This one is known as one of the best funeral sculptures by him. The unconscious angel with half-open wings is lying with one knee bent over the gravestone in grief. It seems as if she is crying her heart out, showing the pain of those left behind. Her huge wings are in resting position, covering the gravestone from up, protecting the loved being inside the grave. About the outfit, the angel is wearing a beautiful Roman-style crinkled dress, flowing over the gravestone and making the tombstone look more appealing.

Black Angel of Death

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The black angel of death from Burlington, Lowa is a frightful bronze statue that turns one shade darker with every passing Halloween to remind people that Teresa Feldevert was killed. It belongs to Teresa Feldevert, her son who died of meningitis at 18, and her third husband. Before she died in late 1924, she commissioned sculptor Mario Korbel to make an angel funeral sculpture. It is said that Teresa was a mysterious woman, and her death was an enigma. The statue was light in color, but Teresa's evil caused the angel to turn black to remind the universe of the sins of the family. The evil angel statue stands straight on a pedestal with one open wing and one arm up. The other wing is unopen seems to appear in a resting position. The facial features of the angel are very gruesome, providing some kind of evil energy to the whole cemetery.

Black Angel Statue by Daniel Chester

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This stunning art piece is a memorial of Anne Dodge, the wife of General Dodge died in 1916. The black angel statue was sculpted by Daniel Chester French who also created the famed seated Abraham Lincoln that is kept inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the minuteman in Concord, Massachusetts. The angel sculpture is said to be the translation of a dream experienced by Mrs. Dodge on the three nights before her death. Mrs.Dodge explained her daughters about he dream wherein she was on a rocky shore and through the mist she saw a small boat. On the boat she saw a beautiful guardian angel holding a small bowl and spoke softly, encouraging Mrs. Dodge to take a drink. The dream was experienced three times by Mrs. Dodge, and on the third night, she took the drink and told her daughters that after taking the sip of water she felt like she was “transformed into a new and glorious spiritual being.” She died soon after the third visit. Her daughters decided to create a headstone for her mother's grave based on her description of the dream. The statue depicts a winged angel with one arm outstretched and the other holding a vessel from which the magical water flows. After the first installation in 1920, the statue was restored in 1984. Currently, the National Park Service has this memorial on the Register of National Historic Places.

Angel Pointing upward

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Cemetery angels can indicate many feelings and beliefs depending on their expressions and what they are doing and how they are doing it. The angel pointing upward is one famous sculpture from the history that people still choose to lead their gone ones to heaven. It is believed that angel pointing upward leads the soul toward heaven and it’s reward. The angel is standing on the grave with the faith in his face. He’s looking down with one finger pointing down to grave as if telling the soul to get up and start its journey to heaven with other finger pointing up to sky and half open wings. The appearance and costume of angel resemble the Jesus. You can see a firmness and sense of security in the body posture of the angel.

Angel protecting grave

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Sculpted with eye for detail, this angel protecting grave is a famous tombstone you can see in so many cemeteries in London around the USA. The angel is standing as a guardian on the headstone with sadness in her eyes about the sudden demise of the person it belongs to. She’s still standing firm with the open wings in the hope for a good next life for the soul. The attire of the guardian angel is quite similar to Mother Mary. The sculpture is still so popular that many people custom order it from our marble shop for their gone ones’ graves.

Angel Guardian Headstone

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This angel guardian memorial is carved over the headstone. This is a famous funereal artwork from the late 90s by an unknown artist. The design is quite simple yet says more than a thousand sentiments. It features an angel guardian, and a woman who’s saddened, sitting down hopeless with her head looking to the ground in grief. Beside her, an angel is standing, giving her hope by keeping one hand on her back in sympathy. Another hand of the angel is pointing up to the sky. It seems as if the angel is saying the woman to have faith in God in heaven. You’ll instantly connect with the emotions of the sculpture.

Angel Sitting on Headstone

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The Sitting Angel Headstone is a beautifully sculpted white marble tombstone popular since the 19th century. It was designed to outlast time and become a peaceful monument to visit for generations. It is one tombstone that spreads positiveness, love, and blessings. It is generally installed to wish the gone one luck and happiness for the further after-death journey to heaven. The angel is calmly setting over the headstone and holding flowers of blessings in her one hand. Her Godlike appearance with wavy hair, crumbled gown, and serene facial features making her more look like a Godparent. This one design is also available in custom sizes in our marble factory.

Angel Statuary holding Bible

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This angel stands in prayer with a bible and feathered pen in her hands speaks about the journey of heaven. This is one historic sculpture installed on a grave in a cemetery in London. It is an artwork of the late 90s. Every aspect of this sculpture represents a good after death life. Her positive facial expressions indicate the spirit rising to heaven. The celestial wings represent victory over death.


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