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Iona,Iona Abbey. Plan showing details of choir/crossing carved capitals and preparatory drawing for 'Iona Guide'.

AGD 23/726

Description Iona,Iona Abbey. Plan showing details of choir/crossing carved capitals and preparatory drawing for 'Iona Guide'.

Date c. 1970

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number AGD 23/726

Category Prints and Drawings

Copies SC 373111, SC 373112, SC 373114, SC 373115, SC 373116, B 50492 P, B 50492

Scope and Content Church crossing at Iona Abbey, Argyll and Bute The Benedictine abbey at Iona was built around AD 1200 on the site of St Columba's earlier monastery. It was altered and partly rebuilt in the 13th century and again in the 15th century. It became derelict after the Reformation of 1560. This drawing shows the relief-carvings on the capital of the E respond of the S arch. It shows two winged creatures and a scene involving the slaughter or sacrifice of a cow. One figure holds the cow's head and another its tail. A third holds the sword. The crossing is simply the point where the choir, nave and transepts intersect (the middle of the cross). Most of the crossing at Iona dates from the 15th century. It was rebuilt between 1902 and 1904 under the direction of Thomas Ross and John Honeyman. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/373109

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Collection Level (551 1) RCAHMS

Group Level (551 1/4) National Survey Programmes

>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1) County Inventory Programme

>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/1/21) Argyllshire Inventory, Volume 4, Iona (1982)

>>>> Item Level (AGD 23/726) Iona,Iona Abbey. Plan showing details of choir/crossing carved capitals and preparatory drawing for 'Iona Guide'.

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