Located at Barcelona's Poblenou Cemetery, this magnificent sculpture, titled Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El Beso de la Muerte in Spanish), depicts death (in the form of a winged skeleton) planting a kiss on a young man's forehead. The epitaph bears famous verses by one of Catalan's greatest poets, Jacint Verdaguer: “And his young heart can not help; in his veins the blood stops and freezes, And encouragement lost faith embraces, Fall feeling the kiss of death.”
This is a lovely foxed gilt framed wall mirror. It has beautiful wooded details moulded into and arch form with scroll and acanthus detail. The glass has almost a smokey sheen to it and quite a bit of foxing it gives an almost misty grey reflection which is unusual. There has been a repair to the wood details at the top but it is in lovely condition with a deep gold tone to the gilt.
Fenced in grave - a typical sight in a New Orleans cemetery. Resembles the iron work on most French Quarter building. Some tombs or grave markers are circled in a wrought iron fence with a gate. Most are black, some are silver and some are red with rust, but they all have beautiful and intricate designs. http://www.thefuneralsource.org/cemla.html