need, cemetery glossary
A gravestone that is tall, slender, square in cross-section, and pointed at the top. Obelisks usually are quite large and imposing, indicating the wealth and stature of the deceased.
Amelia Collier, “Obelisk,” Death and Human History in Athens, accessed December 5, 2021, https://digilab.libs.uga.edu/cemetery/items/show/61.
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