|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 92: `The stone was first recorded by Deane in 1880 when it was lying in the graveyard ... The stone remain [sic] in this position'.|
|Dimensions:||1.76 x 0.45 x 0.0 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 91: `This stone is in the Saints' Graveyard, apparently in situ. It lies near the southern entrance of Teampal na bhFear nGonta and is partially turfed over'.
Macalister/1916, 160: `It is remarkable that this is the only one of the more elaborate slabs [at Inis Cealtra] that bears an inscription'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 92: `The stone is a large recumbent cross-slab which tapers to the foot'.
|Condition:||complete , poor|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 92: `It is complete but in a poor state of preservation .. Only parts of the top three cross-arms and the top of the shaft can now be made out. The drawings by Deane and Macalister suggest that even then it was very worn'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; linear; straight; plain; round holl; none; none; ind; decorated|
Macalister/1916, 160: `Latin cross with hollowed angles. The upper cantons have a diaper of stepped lozenges. The lower part of the slab is so worn that nothing of the design can be made out'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 92: `The face of the slab is dressed and is incised with a double-outline Latin cross with semi-circular hollow armpits. Traces of ornament can be made out in the upper quadrants. This is a chequered pattern formed from stepped lozenges with cruciform cores. A single such stepped lozenge occupies the extreme top of the upper cross-arm before the first letter of the inscription. The long axes of the slab, at least, appear to have been framed with a single line'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1915):||O~R~[...--]|
OROIT [DO G--]
Macalister/1916 160 concise discussion
Macalister/1949 91 concise discussion
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||O~R~[--|
OROIT [DO] [--
A prayer for [--
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 93 reading only
|Position:||W ; top ; on cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1916, 160: `There was an inscription on the stem of the cross reading downwards'.
|Language:||Incomplete Information (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1916, 160: `nothing but the opening O~R~ can be made out with any certainty. It is followed by the merest ghosts of letters that look like DOG...but on these it is quite impossible to speak with any assurance'.|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 92: `The text probably uses half-uncial script'.
CISP: Only two letters appear in the most recent published drawing of Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 92. The lettering shown conforms to that found on the other stones from Inishcaltra, with a rounded O and majuscule open-bowed R and a short contraction mark. The rest of the inscription is likely to have contained more diagnostically Insular half-uncial forms.
Macalister/1916, 160: `defaced'.