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The Kilnaruane High Cross: Iconography, Site, and Potential Pilgrimage Round in Bantry, County Cork

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dc.contributor.advisor Marner, Dominic Stojanovic, Vanja 2015-08-20T19:01:33Z 2015-08-20T19:01:33Z 2015-08 2015-08-06 2015-08-20
dc.description.abstract This thesis considers the iconography and site of the last-surviving (fragmentary) standing cross in south-west Ireland: the Kilnaruane High Cross. Overlooking Bantry Bay atop a hill in west Cork, this monument is situated within a rectilinear earth enclosure among a number of stone fragments, including four corner posts of a tomb-shrine, two bullaun stones, and a perforated pivot-stone. In addition, the following study reassesses the iconography on the north-east and south-west faces of the high cross as well as the high cross itself in light of other monumental high crosses, with a particular emphasis on its stylistic qualities, construction, and dating. The results suggest that both the iconography and location of the Kilnaruane high cross and site allude to a potential pilgrimage round located in the Bantry Bay area – situated, as it were, on the periphery of peninsular Kerry and the thriving culture of seafaring voyage in the south-west. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
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dc.subject iconography en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Bantry en_US
dc.subject County Cork en_US
dc.subject Saint Brendan the Navigator en_US
dc.subject Medieval art en_US
dc.subject Art History en_US
dc.subject High Cross en_US
dc.subject currach en_US
dc.subject pilgrimage en_US
dc.subject medieval sculpture en_US
dc.title The Kilnaruane High Cross: Iconography, Site, and Potential Pilgrimage Round in Bantry, County Cork en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Art History and Visual Culture en_US Master of Arts en_US School of Fine Art and Music en_US University of Guelph en_US

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