Duniry carved head

Transitional style head

Christy Cunniffe

Capital with carved head.
Christy Cunniffe

This small carved head is now in an ex-situ position in Duniry parish. It shows a face with a wide mouth which is carved on a capital from a decorated church doorway. It is carved in a Transitional style and likely dates to the early thirteenth century. A fragment of an ornate door frame, also carved in the Transitional style was recorded by this writer in Drumahickey graveyard, one of three medieval churches that became the present modern parish of Duniry. The three medieval churches were Duniry, Drumahickey and Lisheen. This head illustrates the former presence of a high status doorway.

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