Effigy

The dictionary defines an effigy as a representation of a specific person in the form of a three-dimensional sculpture. In modern times the effigy is often seen in the form of a photograph printed on porcelain and embedded into the headstone.

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However; before this medium was available, images of the dead were carved into stone in the form of a medallion (a circular device bearing a portrait or relief moulding). Symbolic of the soul, it was a perpetual remembrance of the departed.

I shall be satisfied when awake with thy likeness.

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Here Damon lies, whose songs did sometime grace
The murmuring Esk, may roses shade the place. Words from a sonnet by Chaucer

How bright these glorious spirits shine

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How treasured are the memories of the past

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The love that we shared is everlasting and true

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Together we find strength in sweet memories of you.

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