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Iona, Reilig Odhrain. Plan of coped grave-covers.

AGD 946/2

Description Iona, Reilig Odhrain. Plan of coped grave-covers.

Date 16/10/1980

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number AGD 946/2

Category Prints and Drawings

Copies SC 376587, SC 376588, AGD 946/2 P

Scope and Content Coped grave-cover, 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 drawing of a coped grave-slab which is in the Nunnery Museum. It is very worn and has been broken into two pieces. The gables are hipped and the underside has been hollowed out, probably to reduce the weight of the block. The slab is rather short, and it has been suggested that it may have marked the grave of a child. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Scale 1:20

Medium Pen


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