The Domhnach Airgid Shrine from Ireland

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 09 December 2015

The Domhnach Airgid (silver church) was a shrine given by Saint Patrick to Saint Macartan, founder of a church at Clogher, Co. Tyrone. When opened in the 19th century, it contained part of an ancient manuscript of the Gospels. The older part of the shrine belongs to the 8th century. It was substantially remodeled in the mid-14th century by the abbot of Clones, John O' Carbry. The front bears figures of saints flanking a crucifixion. Wood, gilt copper alloy and silver, enamel and rock crystal. From Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. 8th and later 14th centuries. National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, December 09). The Domhnach Airgid Shrine from Ireland. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4297/the-domhnach-airgid-shrine-from-ireland/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The Domhnach Airgid Shrine from Ireland." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 09, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4297/the-domhnach-airgid-shrine-from-ireland/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The Domhnach Airgid Shrine from Ireland." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Dec 2015. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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