Monastic Ireland.

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Letters from Martin Haverty to John O’Donovan

Royal Irish Academy Manuscripts

Ref: 24 O 39/JOD/140

Type: Document

(Martin Haverty) offers his opinion on the fresco in Knockmoy Abbey which, in his opinion, has to do with the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and the three kings of Cologne - he is curious as to the figures with the crowns on their heads and wonders if it is to do with the ‘dance of death’, which medieval artists had a fondness for painting.

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