POTD: The Gesture (Resignation)

The Gesture (Resignation)
Sacramento, California
2011

This statue is in the old city cemetery in Sacramento. I wonder if it is a copy of some famous sculpture as there were at least two similar statues in this cemetery and I’ve seen it in other places as well. It’s interesting that cemetery statues almost always depict women rather than men. I guess the prevailing thought is that real men don’t mourn.

1 thought on “POTD: The Gesture (Resignation)”

  1. Virtually all cemetery statuary of the 19th and early 20th centuary were mail order (think Sears catologues) Almost all from back east. The symbology was usually in the form of icons, a cloth draping a plinth that kind of thing. There is a scad of info about it, but it is interesting. Joe

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