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General view of gravestone commemorating John King, 1764 in the churchyard of Boyndie Old Parish Church. Rosette and angel with trumpet with scroll emerging.

SC 801778

Description General view of gravestone commemorating John King, 1764 in the churchyard of Boyndie Old Parish Church. Rosette and angel with trumpet with scroll emerging.

Date 1993

Collection Betty Willsher

Catalogue Number SC 801778

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 42930/36

Scope and Content Gravestone of John King, Old Parish Church, Boyndie, Aberdeenshire This gravestone features an angel of the Resurrection, wearing a sash and loincloth, trumpeting to awake the dead on the Day of Judgement. The scroll issuing from the trumpet provides a resting place for the angel's feet, and carries an inscription which includes the lines: 'Arise ye dead'. At the top of the stone is a rosette, an emblem of rebirth. The imagery of many Resurrection scenes found on gravestones is derived from the following text from I Corinthians 15: 51-2: 'Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed'. This gravestone commemorates John King, who died in 1764. It is inscribed: 'Here lies the body of John King/sometime in Dolohie who/departed April ye 29 1764/Erected by Margaret Bunce/his loving spouse'. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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