Lamb and Baby
This images shows two monuments to children who died within the same family. Another example of a sleeping baby similar to the Hannah Lovering monument seen earlier, this baby also “sleeps” on a pillow and bed. Next to the sleeping baby is another child’s monument, this one of a lamb. Lambs, of course, are babies, so they seemed particularly appropriate for children’s graves; they were extremely popular as grave markers. A lamb could be read as either a Christian reference to the child as a “Lamb of God,” part of the “Shepherd’s (God’s) flock,” or as a secular emblem of a young, innocent child.
The next stop is the Mary Wentworth monument.
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