The perfect tombstone does not exi-
“Towards Immortality and Eternal Youth”
is the name of sculpture on the tomb of famed writer Jules Verne in Cimetière de la Madeleine.
Most impressive of all the face of the statue is made using the actual death mask of the writer.
It bears repeating:
The actual death mask.
Good one Jules.
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You may know this, but Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, KY) is noted for similar sculptures. I vaguely recall a very remarkable one for a female child with swans soaring over the stone.
I ran across Cave Hill Cemetery while I was doing research on Cemetery art. They have some amazing works there. I’ve enclosed a link for it if anyone runs across our chat and wants to check Cave Hill Cemetery out ( on line anyway ) https://www.cavehillheritagefoundation.org/