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#2234: Cormac's Chapel: Sarcophagus

Photo 2234: Cormac's Chapel: Sarcophagus - Rock of Cashel

Photo Details

Photo ID
2234
Date
2007-08-29
Location
Rock of Cashel
Description
A beautifully-carved sarcophagus in Cormac's Chapel (1134) that may be the tomb of King Cormac himself, or perhaps his brother and predecessor, Tadhg (d.1124). Its decoration is in the Hiberno-Scandinavian Urnes style of the early 12th century, featuring interlaced beasts and serpents. The sarcophagus probably originally stood in the 12th-century cathedral, which no longer survives. The sarcophagus was discovered in the north transept of the present cathedral in the 19th century. Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
3456 x 2304 px
File Size
6.78 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
52.522305° N, 7.881489° W
Date Digitized
August 29, 2007
Date Uploaded
November 23, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes