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View of headstone for T.D. and A.H.: E face, showing openwork top, and draped figure in arch in centre of face.

B 4022/4

Description View of headstone for T.D. and A.H.: E face, showing openwork top, and draped figure in arch in centre of face.

Date 1989

Collection Betty Willsher

Catalogue Number B 4022/4

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copies SC 548967

Scope and Content East face, gravestone commemorating TD and AH, Bo'ness churchyard, Falkirk The inscription on this stone is now illegible, and only the initials TD and AH remain. The skulls, bones and hourglass in the border signify man's mortality, echoed by the 'MOMENTO MORI' ('Remember You Must Die') inscription. The figure below holds a trumpet and rests its foot on a skull, possibly symbolising the soul's triumph over death. The graveyards of Scotland are an important part of the cultural heritage of the country and can provide fascinating information for people interested in family or local history, as well as vernacular art. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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