On Sunday I was walking around a churchyard in Itchenor looking at gravestones. They can be very beautiful and sad - like this one here. This is from Chicago - so young and so lovely.
They can also be quite unnerving. This extraordinary funerary statue is from Brooklyn.
Rather older, this one seems to be in a shroud - or some sort of Greek veil.
It doesn't have to be white marble to be eerie. Bronze will do just as well.
I think it is the idea that they are waiting that people find unsettling.