Cashel of the Kings Images

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. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
2205
Title
Cormac's Chapel: Sarcophagus
Date
August 29, 2007
Location
Date
August 29, 2007
Coordinates
52.5223050° N, 7.8814890° W
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Focal Length
10
Iso
1600
Keywords
architecture, beasts, c12, carving, cashel, chapel, christian, church, cormac, cormac's, county tipperary, europe, hiberno, interlace, ireland, medieval, relief, rock of cashel, romanesque, ruins, sarcophagus, scandinavian, sculpture, serpent, stone, tomb, viking, year1134
Creator
Holly Hayes
Source
EdStockPhoto

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