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View of headstone for John Robert and Janet Munro, 1797: flying angel.

SC 548946

Description View of headstone for John Robert and Janet Munro, 1797: flying angel.

Catalogue Number SC 548946

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 42923/11

Scope and Content Gravestone commemorating John Robert, Bo'ness Churchyard, Falkirk This gravestone commemorates Janet Munro who died in 1797, and her husband John Robert. A pair of skulls on the top slopes and a faint 'MEMENTO MORI' ('Remember You Must Die') inscription inside the pediment signify death and mortality. The incised tools may be a slater's. Pictured in flight, the trumpeting angel heralds the Resurrection. 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.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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