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Washington, DC: Revelation Dragon and Sabertooth Tiger (Closed)

Hey, I have a great idea of what to do with that dead tree in the cemetery. Let's carve it into an apocalyptic monster! By March 2024 the dragon's head had rotted off and the tiger was gone.

Glenwood Cemetery

Directions:
Glenwood Cemetery. You'll see a brick building in the distance as you enter the cemetery. Drive to it, then turn sharply left to get to the sculptures.
Hours:
Rotted away March 2024.
Status:
Closed

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Revelation Dragon and Sabertooth Tiger

The dragon's head is gone, as is the sabertooth tiger.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 03/15/2024]

The strange artwork (especially for a cemetery) was carved from a dead tree. Bugs and rot take down such sculptures fairly quick.

Revelation sculpture.

Revelation Dragon and Sabertooth Tiger

Very wacky 30-foot tall sculptures made of wood. The sheer scale is impressive. There's nothing like this in the nation's capital. These can be found inside Glenwood Cemetery behind the Chapel. There are actually four sculptures: the main sculpture of the dragon arm catching a dragon, then a sabertooth tiger with woodland animals at his feet, then two angel statues. All are made of former trees on the grounds. According to the Superintendent of the cemetery, the statues were carved by Dayton Scoggins as an attempt to do something "green" with dead trees.

The sculptures were "inspired" by passages in the Bible from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 20:1-3, 7.

[Wondermachine, 12/03/2008]

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