ICLTA/16

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1949:903
Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Inishcaltra 16
Site:ICLTA
Discovery:first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.
History:Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 87: `The stone was first recorded by Deane in 1880 when it was lying in the graveyard ... The stone remains in this position'.
Geology:
Dimensions:1.16 x 0.43 x 0.05 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)
Setting:in ground
Location:earliest
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 87: `This stone is in the Saints' Graveyard, apparently in situ. It lies at the western edge of the graveyard and is partially turfed over'.
Form:body-slab
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 87: `The stone is a large recumbent cross-slab ... The end of the slab is rounded to a point'.
Condition:complete , good
Macalister/1916, Plate XIX, shows a fragment missing from the top right-hand corner of the stone.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 87: `complete except for a piece lost from the top right corner'.

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

Macalister/1916, 159: `cross resembling those in previous slabs in a single-line panel. The panel and head of the cross are open above. Below, the panel has spirals at the corners, and an ornamental sinking, about 1/2 inch deep, fills the triangular space between the bottom line of the panel and the head of the stone'.

Macalister/1949, 91: `Latin cross with hollowed angles: base ornamentally treated'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 87: `The face of the slab is dressed and is incised with an outline Latin cross with semi-circular hollow armpits. The upper arm and shaft are open. The side arms meet the framing lines which run the length of the slab. The cross sits on a base of unusual shape carved in low relief; it consists of an inverted triangle with large flat bosses at the upper corners and rounded apex below'.

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Inscriptions


ICLTA/16/1     Pictures

Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1916):SEC || H || NAILL | --]DOMAEL
Expansion:
[OROIT] DO MAEL SECHNAILL
Macalister/1916 159 reading only
Macalister/1949 91 other reference
Okasha and Forsyth (1996):SEC || H || NAILL | [--]DOMAEL
Expansion:
[OROIT] DO MAEL SECHNAILL
Translation:
A prayer for Mel-Sechnaill (PN).
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 88 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:W ; top ; mixed ; undivided
Macalister/1916, 159: `The inscription is in two lines, inverted at the head of the slab'.
Incision:inc
Date:None published
Language:Incomplete Information (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Macalister/1916, 159: `The second line of the inscription has to be read first, as in two slabs...at Clonmacnoise'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 88: `The text uses half-uncial script'.

CISP: The lettering is is Insular half-uncial. The A's are in the 'OC' form and the H and second L have wedge-shaped finials atop their ascenders. The S is majuscule and the first L is so curved as to look like a reversed S. The Es are in the closed minuscule form and the D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow.

Legibility:some
Lines:2
Carving errors:n
Doubtful:no

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