|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 67: `Drawn by Dr Petrie at Clonmacnois, in 1822'.|
Macalister/1909, 37, states that the stone `is built in as the floor of an arched recess in the boundary wall of the cemetery'.
Macalister/1949, 57, records the stone still in the same location.
|Dimensions:||1.02 x 0.38 x 0.0 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Macalister/1909, 37: `This slab is built in as the floor of an arched recess in the boundary wall of the cemetery'.
Macalister/1949, 57, adds that the stone is in the east end of the cemetery.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1909, 37: `It has been cut to fit the place where it is deposited, and in consequence the dexter arm is chiselled away. Part of the upper sinister canton is concealed by the masonry of the wall...it is much scaled'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; none; decorated|
|Decorations:||geometric key pattern|
Macalister/1909, 37: `three line cross...with a circular expansion containing a triskelion, and looped terminals with key-pattern. The present example is distinguished from all the other cross-slabs at Clonmacnois by the circular ornament beneath the cross'.
Macalister/1949, 58: `beneath it [the cross] an ornamental roundel with a diaper pattern, much scaled'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||O~R~ || DOGILLA | CHRIST|
OROIT DO GILLACHRIST
Pray for Gillachrist PN).
Petrie/1872 67 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||[O~R~] || DOGILLA | CHRIST|
[OROIT] DO GILLACHRIST
Macalister/1909 37 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||[O~R~] || DOGILLU | CHRIST|
[OROIT] DO GILLUCHRIST
Macalister/1949 58 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; quadrant|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. Petrie/1872, Plate LXII, shows the initial OR with a contraction mark over it. The R's are both majuscule, with the second considerably more open than the former; the D has an ascender that bends to the left over an open tapering bow; the O also has a bow which tapers downward to a point; the G is half-uncial; the L's are curved; the A has a squarish bow with a short curved stroke from the bottom right corner; the H is minuscule with quite a short ascender; the S is majuscule and the T is half-uncial.|