Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust—when being cremated an urn is a must! Urns were vessels to carry the body to the the next world and a reference to Classicism. This piece comes from the gravestone of “Mrs. Mary Richards, Relict of Mr. Edward Richards who died January 16,1827, Aet 82”. Her grave is located in East Parish Burial Ground, Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
Shown in Black Plague