Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MacKinnon Cross, Iona

Flickr users "marcusandsue" have posted a beautiful picture of the MacKinnon Cross at Iona. The inscription is in latin, but the English Translation is "This is the cross of Lachlan MacKinnon and his son John, Abbot of Hy, made in the Year of Our Lord 1489."

The stonework is a wonderful example of medieval West Highland sculpture, and the Birlinn is an excellent representation of the Gaelic vessels that plied in amongst the Isles of the Hebrides.

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