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Chapel, Orsay, Islay. Copy of survey drawing of fragments of cross-marked stone. Ink on paper.

B 36838 P

Description Chapel, Orsay, Islay. Copy of survey drawing of fragments of cross-marked stone. Ink on paper.

Date 2/8/1982

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number B 36838 P

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copy of AGD 345/8

Copies SC 423564

Scope and Content Drawing showing detail of cross-incised stone from chapel and burial-ground on Orsay Island, Islay, Argyll and Bute The small islet of Orsay lies just south-west of the Rhinns peninsula of Islay, opposite the village of Portnahaven. The only standing buildings on the island are the lighthouse built in 1824-5, and the remains of a medieval chapel and burial-ground. This drawing shows the remains of an Early Christian cross-incised stone which were found in the burial-ground in 1959. It bears a simple carved ring-headed cross with outline Greek crosses in the lower cantons or segments within the ring. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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