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TITLE
Christian cross slab, Kilmory Oib, Knapdale
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0399
PLACENAME
Kilmory
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: South Knapdale
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10167
KEYWORDS
cross slabs
crosses
Christianity
Kilmory Oib
Early Christian crosses
cross
cross slab
Christian cross slab, Kilmory Oib, Knapdale

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows an early Christian cross slab, standing at the west edge of a well in the ruined township of Kilmory Oib, in Knapdale, Argyll. The settlement at Kilmory Oib was abandoned during the medieval period.

The east face of the slab has a simple outlined cross while the west face has a cross with two pairs of birds, two discs and several animals.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Christian cross slab, Kilmory Oib, Knapdale

ARGYLL: South Knapdale

20c

cross slabs; crosses; Christianity; Kilmory Oib; Early Christian crosses; cross; cross slab

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows an early Christian cross slab, standing at the west edge of a well in the ruined township of Kilmory Oib, in Knapdale, Argyll. The settlement at Kilmory Oib was abandoned during the medieval period.<br /> <br /> The east face of the slab has a simple outlined cross while the west face has a cross with two pairs of birds, two discs and several animals.<br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.