Winged skull on a gravestone
This gravestone from Boston MA has the infamous winged skull carved onto it. This design was very popular during the 17th and 18th centuries. The skull is a traditional symbol of death and mortality, often accompanied by a pair of wings, which represent the ascension to heaven. The skull symbol has been used for centuries to signify the end of life and remind people of their own mortality. It is a powerful reminder that life is fleeting and we should make the most of it while we can.