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How Granite Mausoleums Are Designed And Built In The US
[With Custom Sculptures, Statues & Columns]
TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO NARRATION:
You might expect to find beautiful sculptures like these in some museum. But they’re actually in cemetery…a place where they can be seen and enjoyed for future generations by the families who commissioned the artwork for their mausoleums.
In this Chapter of The Essential Buyers’ Guide to Private Family Mausoleums, I’m going to show you how granite mausoleums are designed and built in the U.S. with custom sculptures, statues and columns.
A sculpture is any three-dimensional piece of art created by carving, removing material, or modelling, adding material – they can be custom sculptures, statues or sculpted columns.
They can simply be a decorative addition to a granite mausoleum, or they can be a symbol or image with special meaning to the family,
Sculpture can have religious imagery or symbols representing your family’s nationality.
The columns of the mausoleum can be sculpted with fluted shallow grooves in a number of classic styles.
The wide supports at the top of the columns can be sculpted with decorative, ornate capitols or crowns.
The entablature, or the granite moldings and bands that lie horizontally above the columns are often decorated with egg and dart sculpture, or dentil.
Bas relief sculptures, 3-dimensional carvings with a shallow depth, can depict scenes with important meaning to your family.
Sculpted Friezes are sculpted panels that occupy the central sections of the entablature and often told pictorial stories in ancient times.
Statues sometimes are placed on the entablature.
The mausoleum Pediment is the area above the entablature, and is usually triangular. It can hold an inscription, bas-relief or decorative panel, topped by a hood mould to redirect water and surrounded by ornamental mouldings.
Statues can also be placed on the base course, the landscaped mausoleum plot, or inside a walk-in mausoleum.
Popular statue styles include religious figures, angels, figures depicting family members or their careers or hobbies, animals, sometimes for protection, and really just about anything you desire.
A quality mausoleum designer and builder will show you the different options for sculptures and statues and be able to design a custom sculpture exactly the way you want it.
If you want to learn more about the different types of sculptures for a mausoleum, just call a mausoleum professional at Rome Monument, and they’ll be happy to answer any question you have.
Next in The Definitive Buyers’ Guide to Private Family Mausoleums, we’ll look at the different architectural styles and elements of mausoleums.