|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1935 Lowry-Corry, D.|
|History:||Macalister/1949, 123, states that the stone was found within the cemetery of parish church of Killadeas, and that it was first published by Lady D. Lowry-Corry in 1935. He goes on to state that `this stone...has been used three times. At first it bore, upon one of its narrow edges, a figure...Afterwards the stone was adapted as a corbel in some building, the figure being turned face upward, and the supported structure, whatever it may have been, set to rest upon it: the end and back edge of the stone being trimmed to a curve. Thereafter it was taken down and adapted as a monument of an ecclesiastic'.|
|Dimensions:||1.05 x 0.39 x 0.23 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Macalister/1949, 123: `The cemetery of the parish church of Killadeas'.
Macalister/1949, 123, describes it as a corbel shaped slab reused three times.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1949, 123: `upon one of its narrow edges, a figure with a grotesque head in relief, closely akin to the famous series on White Island in the same county. The head is intact, but the body has been completely chiselled away, a panel of interlacements now filling the space which it occupied...Thereafter...adpated as the monument of an ecclesiastic, who was represented by a figure holding a crozier and a bell, cut on one of the broad sides of the stone. Though the figure is crude, the sculptor has succeeded in investing it with a real vitality: the mincing gait of the subject is well caught. Traces of an inscription may be detected upon the garment of the figure'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||R[.]B[...]A[--|
Macalister/1949 123 reading only
|Position:||ind ; broad ; n/a ; other|
Macalister/1949, 123: `upon the garment of the figure'.
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1949, 123: `an inscription...consisting of one word, which certainly began with R[.]B and ended, as far as the stone now preserves it, with A. To decipher the intervening letters can be nothing more than a matter of weighing individual probabilities, of which the most likely combine into ROBARTA[CH]'.|
CISP: The inscription appears to contain a majuscule R and a half-uncial B.
Macalister/1949, 123: `traces of an inscription may be detected...which certainly began with R[.]B and ended, as far as the stone now preserves it, with A. To decipher the intervening letters can be nothing more than a matter of weighing individual probabilities'.