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Iona, Iona Nunnery. Detail on refectory showing sheila-na-gig carving on exterior of South wall.

SC 366554

Description Iona, Iona Nunnery. Detail on refectory showing sheila-na-gig carving on exterior of South wall.

Catalogue Number SC 366554

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 5150

Scope and Content Refectory of Iona Nunnery, Argyll and Bute The remains of this Augustinian nunnery stand on sheltered ground about 400 m south-west of the Abbey. They comprise the nunnery church and portions of the associated conventual buildings standing on the south side. The remains date from the 13th century. The refectory formed part of the south range and was probably entered via a doorway at the east end of the cloister-walk. It was originally a lofty, single-storeyed room, but during a later phase, a wooden floor was inserted into the eastern part. This view shows a figure carved on the south wall of the refectory. Situated over the hood-mould of the central window, the figure is now very worn. It is possibly meant to be a sheela-na-gig. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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