|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1872 Stokes, M.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 60: `Drawn by M[argaret] S[tokes].|
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
|Setting:||Lost (present , missing )|
|Condition:||frgmntry , poor|
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; interlace; inc; inc; inc; angular; inc; inc; decorated|
Petrie/1872, 60, describes the interlace: `The design of the very beautiful ornament upon this stone...was formed of a band so interlaced as to make a large cross of the Maltese pattern, with a smaller cross at the centre: and the angles are filled in with four larger and four smaller triquetra knots, all flowing from the graceful interweaving of a single band'.
Macalister/1949, 77, recorded the cross on this stone: `Equal-armed cross in cave rilievo in a square panel, made up of elaborate interlacing'.
|Stokes, M. (1872):||RETA[R]|
Petrie/1872 60 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||--]RETAH |
Macalister/1949 77 concise discussion
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; above cross ; undivided|
|Language:||name only (rbook)|
|Palaeography:||CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A is in the 'OC' form and the final letter (either an H or R) appears to have a wedge-shaped finial atop its ascender. The T is half-uncial with a curved ascender and a flat top stroke and the E is in the open uncial form. The initial R is majuscule.|
Petrie/1872, Plate LII shows the inscription in relatively good condition. It is now lost, however.