The history and provenance of two early medieval crosiers ascribed to Clonmacnoise

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dc.contributor.author Murray, Griffin
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-20T13:06:53Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-20T13:06:53Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02
dc.identifier.citation Murray, G. (2021) 'The history and provenance of two early medieval crosiers ascribed to Clonmacnoise', Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy - Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature, 2021, pp. 1-33. doi: 10.3318/priac.2021.121.04 en
dc.identifier.volume 2021 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 33 en
dc.identifier.issn 0035-8991
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11761
dc.identifier.doi 10.3318/priac.2021.121.04 en
dc.description.abstract The Clonmacnoise crosier, one of finest examples of early medieval metalwork from Ireland, is described, and its history and provenance are thoroughly investigated for the first time. It is argued that the workshop that created it and related material was located at Clonmacnoise and that abbot Tigernach Ua Bráein (d.1088) may have been its commissioner. While there is no basis to the story that it was found, along with another crosier, in Temple Ciarán, its iconography nevertheless suggests a link with that building and more generally with Clonmacnoise. A crosier-head with a supposed Clonmacnoise provenance is also discussed, its Clonmacnoise provenance is rejected, and it is proposed that it may have been deliberately broken and repaired in the sixteenth century. An attempt to trace its history has revealed the record of a theft of an Irish crosier-head from the British Museum in the nineteenth century, the fate of which remains unknown. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Royal Irish Academy en
dc.relation.uri https://www.ria.ie/proceedings-royal-irish-academy-archaeology-culture-history-literature
dc.rights © 2021, Royal Irish Academy. en
dc.subject Clonmancoise en
dc.subject Crosier en
dc.subject Archaeology en
dc.subject Metalwork en
dc.subject Early medieval, en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.title The history and provenance of two early medieval crosiers ascribed to Clonmacnoise en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Griffin Murray, Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: g.murray@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2021-08-20T12:42:19Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy - Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress g.murray@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.eissn 2009-0048


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