Broder & Quely graveslab

Seventeenth-century priests slab

Christy Cunniffe

Seventeenth-century graveslab
Christy Cunniffe

This rectangular graveslab of seventeenth-century date is located in Claregalway Franciscan abbey. It bears an image of a Galway type chalice with hexagonal foot and a decorated bowl and expanded knop on the stem. An inscription around the chalice reads: CHRISTUS FILI DEI VIVI MISERERE NOBIS. Translated to English this means Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. The chalice is surmounted by a host which bears a Sacred IHS monogram a cross with serif style terminals. There are three nails or arrows beneath the cross-bar of the H.

The main inscription reads:

ONE * AVE * MARIA * FOR * THE

SOVLES * OF * THE * REVEREND

FATHERS  * GYLDAS  * BRVOD

ER  * AND LAGHLEN  * QUELY

WHO * ERECTED * THIS * TOMB

FOR   *   THEMSELVES   *  IN

OCTOBER  * ANNO *   DOMINI

1676

This page was added on 10/02/2016.

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