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Iona, Iona Abbey Museum. View of contents of glass-topped display case showing all artefacts.

SC 373668

Description Iona, Iona Abbey Museum. View of contents of glass-topped display case showing all artefacts.

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 373668

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AG 9005

Scope and Content Fragment of shrine-post, from Iona, Argyll and Bute Iona is one of the most important religious sites in Scotland. The earliest community was formed by St Columba who came over from Ireland around AD 563. This was replaced by the Benedictine Abbey and Augustinian Nunnery in around AD 1200. This is a view of one of the six shrine-posts in the Abbey Museum. The two outer faces of the post are visible, and are decorated with edge-rolls at the top. The two hidden sides had slots in them to receive the sides of the shrine. These posts would have belonged to box-shrines similar to the well-known example of the St Andrew's Sarcophagus. There would have been four corner posts, into which the side slabs would have slotted. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/373668

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

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 (SC 373668) Iona, Iona Abbey Museum. View of contents of glass-topped display case showing all artefacts.

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