Caltragh head

Carved head on ogee headed window

Christy Cunniffe

Caltragh head
Christy Cunniffe

This carved upper section of a single light ogee headed window from Caltragh Carmelite friary bears a carved human head in one spandrel and a floral motif in the other. It is reused as a makeshift gravemarker in the old section of the graveyard beside the modern parish church. The carving is late medieval probably fifteenth century in date. The head exhibits a pear shaped face with lentoid eyes.

This page was added on 23/09/2016.

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