LISMR/6

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1949:938
Okasha/Forsyth/2001:Lismore 6
Site:LISMR
Discovery:first mentioned, 1897 Westropp, T.J.
History:Macalister/1949, 107: ` the history of the...stone does not seem to be recorded'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 347: `The stone was first mentioned by Westropp in 1897 when it was described as `set' in `the west wall' ... This is presumably its present location'.

Geology:
Dimensions:0.55 x 0.225 x 0.135 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)
Setting:in struct
Location:earliest
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 347: `The stone is fastened to the west interior wall of the cathedral nave'.
Form:other
Macalister/1949, 109: `A representation of a seated figure...apparently a corbel from an earlier building. The figure holds an open book, on the pages of which there is an inscription'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 348: `The stone is an architectural feature consisting of a figure carved in low relief, in a seated position and holding an open book'.

Condition:complete , poor
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 348: `The left page is intact except for the top which has delaminated. The top corner of the right page and most of the right edge have also delaminated and the top of the page is badly worn'.
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:

The stone is a figure, see form notes.

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Inscriptions


LISMR/6/1     Pictures

Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):+INM/ES{A}MD | OMINIIERUSAL | EM DETARMAE/T | CORONAS AURH +
Expansion:
IN MENSAM DOMINI IERUSALEM DET ARMA ET CORONAS AURI
Macalister/1949 109, Plate XLIV concise discussion
Okasha and Forsyth (1998):[--] || [--] | [.][NN][..] || [.][RUSAU] | [..] || [.][UM][--] | [P][.][NN][..] || [.][URN][.]
Expansion:
[--] || [--] | [.]NN[..] || [.]RUSAU | [..] || [.]UM[--] | P[.]NN[..] || [.]URN[.]
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 348 reading only

Notes

Orientation:horizontal
Position:n/a ; other ; n/a ; n/a
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 348: `The book contains four lines of text set horizontally across both open pages'.
Incision:inc
Date:None published
Language:Indeterminate (rbook)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 348: `The text is highly deteriorated but may have used a capital script'.
Legibility:poor
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 348: `The text is highly deteriorated'.

Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 349: `A detailed comparison of his [Macalister's] description of individual letter-forms with what is now visible reveals wide discrepancies. Since Macalister saw the stone in 1938, it has remained in its present place inside the cathedral (which is probably where it was in 1897). It is hard to imagine that it can have deteriorated to any substantial extent. We are forced to the conclusion that Macalister's reading is, to some extent at least, imaginative'.

Lines:4
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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