The gravestone below is an example of Stone 15 from the Plympton County cemetery, as depicted in Figure 3 of the study by James Deetz and Edwin Dethlefsen entitled Death's Head, Cherub, Urn and Willow.
This stone represents the second, major branch of stylistic developments departing from Stone 5. The undulating lines of the feathers are removed entirely in this stone, leaving a face ringed with multiple halos. The heart-shaped mouth has been simplified somewhat, and will be modified into a simple "T" shape in Stones 16 and 17.
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