Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 1. Doorways: S doorway" at Glendalough, Priest's House.
by Roger Stalley.
The doorway has plain jambs which support a partially broken lintel, carved in shallow relief. The lintel is only 0.07m greater than the inner width of the door. The stone appears to have had a curved upper surface, but the top L section was broken away before it was set in its current position.
The carving depicts a seated figure in the centre, set frontally, holding an open book. The head is missing. A figure in profile approaches from the R, holding a bell. Another figure in profile is depicted on the L, holding a crosier or staff. The upper L section of this figure is lost. The exact interpretation of the panel remains unclear.
|depth of lintel||0.23 m|
|height of lintel||0.23 m|
|width of lintel||0.62 m|