What is the Meaning of the Angel Headstone?
When you are choosing the right memorial for your departed loved ones, there would be many choices in front of you. Then, the angel headstones are one of the options. And the angel headstone is the most popular design form among monuments all over the world. The memorial angel headstone is not only exquisitely designed but also has a special meaning.
Where did the angel’s design come from?
In art, angels have been depicted for thousands of years and have a long history, even longer than the existence of Christianity. Despite their otherworldly nature, they are now traditionally described as humane, with beautiful wings, auras, and a very peaceful protective posture.
The idea that angels have wings could be traced back to Byzantine works of art in the 4th century. Since then, with the development of Christianity, the appearance of angels in art has changed from a genius Cupid to a more humane image.
Therefore, the popularity of the angel pattern has changed from pop art to headstone design. Over the centuries, as tombstones have evolved from fairly basic, made of wild stone, to more complex designs made of other materials, designs with angels have become a key feature. However, the angel’s position may have different meanings.
The symbolism of angel statues:
Angels represent the connection between heaven and earth, as well as strength, peace, faith, protection, and beauty. Angels know that their loved ones are protected forever, and they could help them feel at ease when they are lost.
The meaning of different angels:
If you have seen the angel monument before, you would find tombstones with many different designs. These different postures could represent different meanings:
1. In the cemetery, put the hands together and praying angels to express their devotion to God.
2. Angels with their hands facing up represent the soul leading to heaven.
3. Angels with their heads down and bowing may symbolize sorrow or mourn the sudden or accidental death of people.
4. The angel cries beside the tombstone to express sorrow for the departed relatives.
The combination of angel statue and tombstone:
Angel statues are commonly placed in two ways, one is to place a separate angel statue next to the tombstone. One is combined with the design of the tombstone.
How to make the angel statue:
Angel statues could be made of natural marble, granite, and bronze. Among them, marble and granite are the most commonly used materials for making tombstones. The material of marble is softer than granite, and the carved angel is more detailed. The material of granite is harder, so angels made of granite do not have the exquisiteness of marble in the details of the characters.
Finally, the bronze angel statue. Generally, the angel statue and the tombstone would be separated. The statue needs to be installed next to the tombstone.
You Fine supplies a variety of angel statues and angel headstone monument designs to choose from. Of course, we could also accept custom designs. If you need to buy, please feel free to contact us.