Cistercian Abbey, Jerpoint, Co Kilkenny, exterior - cloister, pier - figural carving

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Title

Cistercian Abbey, Jerpoint, Co Kilkenny, exterior - cloister, pier - figural carving

Location

Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Leinster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Description

Photograph by Roger Stalley. View of the cloister showing 'dumb - bell' pier with water - holding base and figural carving. The 'dumb - bell' pier, here with round pseudo - colonnettes, later became a standard feature of Irish cloister designs. The foreground pier depicts an ecclesiastical figure, an abbot or bishop, arrayed in liturgical vestments, bearing a crosier in his left hand and his right hand raised in blessing. Beneath his feet, between the bases of the piers, is a carved grotesque and the left corner of the base shows foliate carving. The background pier shows a stiff - leaf carved capital.

Subject

Architecture, Medieval - Ireland, Architecture, Gothic - Ireland, Ecclesiastical architecture, Cistercian architecture, Architecture - Ireland - Kilkenny (County), Gothic capitals (Architecture), Bases (Architecture), Monasteries - Ireland, Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Foliation (Architecture and decoration), Gothic capitals (Architecture), Sculpture, Medieval - Ireland, Capitals (Architecture), Cloisters (Architecture), Grotesque in architecture, pier base, water - holding base, colonette, dumb - bell pier, cloister walk, stiff - leaf foliage, foliate capital, foliate ornament, crosier, grotesque carving, liturgical vestments, figural carving

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Image

Artist / Creator / Agent, etc.

Stalley, Roger

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TARA (Trinity's Access to Research Archive) URI

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS), The Heritage Council of Ireland

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

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