Dove Innocence, Gentleness, Affection, Purity The little bird appears in both Christian (usually Catholic) and Jewish cemeteries. Catholics usually see the dove (which makes its first Biblical appearance in Genesis carrying an olive branch for Noah) as the Holy Spirit. Jews interpret the dove as a peace symbol. The biblical allusion to the dove also suggest a connectedness with the earth and its colour, white, represents for Europeans, purity and spirituality.
The Meanings of Common Tombstone Symbols and Icons
Franz Leuffen Detail of a grave at the Melaten Cemetery Cologne. This one is highly remarkable because of it's rich symbolism. med Franz Leuffen is the author of a book concerning post-mortem examinations, written in the Dr. Leuffen died in
mariadoroteaj: One of the oldest gravestones to be found in a churchyard. Below the skull carving are the words “memento more” which are usually written as Momento Mori. Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning “Be mindful of death” and may be translated as