Victorian architecture included many designs and images with Egyptian influence . It was the ‘rage’ of the times. Magnolia Cemetery is the resting place of Charleston elite and wealthy from that period so it makes sense there should be monuments like this.
Members of the Smith family (W.B. Smith the most wealthy person in Charleston) are interred here.
Parts of Magnolia are historically ornate like this, other sections simple carved stones, and others poor soldiers and sailors from the Confederate military.
A must visit place for photographers.