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A pleurant statue in Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris. Pleurant (French) or "weeper" statues represent the eternal grief at the loss of a loved one. I have long been fascinated by the depth and detail that goes into cemetery statuary.

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Paris Gothic Female Mourner - Montmartre Cemetery Female Sculpture - Mother Looking Over Son Photograph by Kathy Fornal

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Her face is striking. This gravestone can be found in the Cimetiere de Montmartre in Paris.