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Monumental inscriptions at Oronsay, 1772

Monumental inscriptions at Oronsay, 1772

Artist: Miller, James

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1772

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15509

Item number: f.55

Length: 21.2

Width: 9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Tombstone in the Chappel at Oransay drawn by James Miller after a sketch taken in 1772. One of a number of distinctive Celtic tomb slabs at Oronsay Priory. Oronsay is a small Hebridian Island close to Colonsay. It has a ruined medieval Augustinian priory. This relief is of a soldier in full armour with sword. His head rests on a pillow decorated with an angel and a figure at prayer. There are also several figures at his foot.

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