ICLTA/11

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1949:898
Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Inishcaltra 11
Site:ICLTA
Discovery:first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.
History:Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `The stone was first recorded by Deane in 1880 when it was lying in the graveyard ... The stone remains in this position'.
Geology:
Dimensions:1.39 x 0.56 x 0.09 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)
Setting:in ground
Location:earliest
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `This stone is in the Saints' Graveyard, apparently in situ. It lies at the southern end of a composite kerbed structure of three (formerly five) recumbent slabs'.
Form:body-slab
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `The stone is a large recumbent cross-slab'.
Condition:incomplete , some
Macalister/1916, 157: `It is imperfect, as the upper dexter corner of the slab is broken away and lost'.

Macalister/1949, 90: `End [of the inscription] lost with a fracture of the upper dexter corner of the slab'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `complete except for a small piece broken off at the bottom left corner and a more substantial piece off the top right corner ... The stone is in substantially the condition that it was when Deane drew it'.

Folklore:none
Crosses:1: latin; outline; straight; plain; round holl; none; none; angular; plain
Decorations:

Macalister/1916, 157, describes the cross as a Latin cross with hollowed angles and expanding square base.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 76: `The face of the slab is dressed and is incised with an outline Latin cross with semi-circular armpits and a square base, closed at the bottom'.

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Inscriptions


ICLTA/11/1     Pictures

Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1915):O~R~DOMAE[L--
Expansion:
OROIT DO MAEL[--
Macalister/1916 157 reading only
Macalister/1949 90 reading only
Okasha and Forsyth (1996):O~R~DOMAE[--
Expansion:
OROIT DO MAE[--
Translation:
A prayer for Me[-- (PN).
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 77 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:W ; top ; above cross ; undivided
Macalister/1916, 157: `Inscription at the head of the cross, inverted'.
Incision:inc
Date:1100 - 1199 (Macalister/1916)
Language:Goidelic (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 77: `The text is legible and uses half-uncial script'.

CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A is in the 'OC' form and the D has a wedge-shaped finial at the end of its ascender which bends to the left over an open bow. The R is majuscule and the E is in the closed minuscule form.

Legibility:some
Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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