Many people see graveyards primarily, or only, as the final spot on earth where there closest are buried memorials, or as a constant memento mori. Walking through a graveyard can be an education in art, history, and religion. St. Francis of Assisi is a favorite saint for many. St. Francis is often pictured with birds, or other animals. He is sometimes pictured with a skull as in the El Grecos', and the Zurbarans' masterpieces. The skull, as in Hamlet, appears as a contemplation upon death; it is also a symbol of triumph over death. The contemplation is often with a crucifix/cross, and the Bible/book. This was a favorite Baroque portrayal. In the bas relief, supra, all three are there with him, as is infra.