John Pike 1802

full stone tympanum

Here lies the Body of
John Pike
who departed this Life
in the 84th Year
of his Age

This gravestone displays an image suggesting the transition from winged skull to winged head. The carved image has a skull shape but there are no teeth showing which is a primary skull characteristic. Winged heads do not display teeth. This gravestone has been attributed by researcher James Blachowicz to carver William Bennett of Boston.

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