i dont want to see any doctor who comments on this
you know why?
because this statue is beautiful. its supposed to symbolize that the angel didnt want them to die. that it wasnt their time to pass on. i went to a local sculptor around my town and asked why most angels are depicted mouring over graves
he said it was because the person committed suicide and the angel said it wasnt their time yet, so they mourned.
and the amazing work on this… the hair.. wings.. arms.
its all amazing handiwork
and really whenever i see a statue of a nice beautiful angel on tumblr a bunch of doctor who’s go and spam it with gifs saying to stay away
i would like to touch one of these sort of statues
they look beautiful
OH MY GOD ITS LIKE CASTIEL CRYING OVER DEAN
fandom will break tumblr in the end
Wait that can’t be the reason. They can’t be for suicides, I’ve seen these in Catholic graveyards, and they were damn old and suicide was a mortal sin until the mid-20th century.
If you killed yourself you couldn’t be buried on hallowed gound. They must mean something else.
The angels you see in the graveyards that are on hallow ground are mourning over stillborn babies. So both of you are correct.