Monday, October 8, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 42


When I first saw this stone, I thought that something had dropped off, been broken through the years. Then it dawned on me. It is a reference to the Holy Trinity. Fairly rough and ready, thought I. Crude, even.

Discovered in the Independent Section, Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney.




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7 comments:

Kate said...

Ah yes, the Holy Trinity. Stone does look very old. I walked in a small village cemetery yesterday and found many old tombstones also. Fun, isn't it...seems odd but there is a certain satisfaction in looking over the old stones.

Nicola Carpenter said...

That is unusual. I have to say I have never come across it depicted in that way. Looks wonderfully old though.

Beneath Thy Feet

Julie said...

Yes, it is wonderfully old ... about 1880 ... Just not as fancy as I think the concept requires ... maybe my mind is over-awed ...

Jim said...

Fascinating.

Peter said...

So simple and different for a Christian sign. I notice that some churches near me are using 3 concentric circles.

hamilton said...

Good for you. Some of these symbols seem so obscure, yet so obvious once figured out!

CaT said...

im doing such a bad job with my blog, and taphophiles at the moment! :(
too busy with life, i guess. or feeling too busy...
so, here i am, one day too late and currently no time to even read your post.... later, later...