Clonmacnois, Nun's Church, chancel arch, capital
ID
 
15
 
Original Country
 
Ireland
 
Region
 
Offaly
 
Sorting Title
 
Clonmacnois, Nun's Church, chancel arch, capital
 
Subject
 

The moulding on the voussoirs depict animal or bird heads. Some of these heads protrude from sculpted jaws also set into the moulding and are often compared to the decoration on the fourth arch on the [Clonfert Door].

 
Creation Date
 
1026, rebuilt 1167
 
Century
 
11th, 12th
 
Style Genre
 
Romanesque
 
Specific Location
 

Nun's church, interior, chancel arch

 
Patrons and Others
 

Derbforgaill, daughter of Murchadh Ua Mael Sechlainn, sister of Agnes (Abbess of Clonard).

 
Descriptive Notes
 

Alternate names of Clonmacnois include Riaghtalta Kailleach, Kelbyguneth, and Kelbygmieth

 
Photo Credit
 
Peter C. Mancall
 
Image of Clonmacnois, Nun's Church, chancel arch, capital.