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Title :

Porthole-slabs in souterrains in Ireland

Author :
CLINTON, Mark ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Available data indicates that a growing number of souterrains in the south may be assigned to the latter half of the first millennium. Draws attention to 26 examples of a distinctive impedimental feature in souterrains in a restricted area of Kerry. The perforated slabs are generally found either spanning a restricted passage/extended constriction or inserted at the junction of a passage/constriction and a chamber. The access hole was bored at ground level. As a result a semi-circular or angular archway was achieved. The enduring tenure of Corcu Duibne (a loose hegemony of petty kingdoms), in the area in question throughout most of the relevant period suggests that the development of the porthole-slab device should be attributed to the craftsmen of the kingdom. ;
Pagination/Size :
4 ill.; maps; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Construction ; County Kerry (IRL) ; Elément architectural ; Irlande ; Souterrain ; 700-1000 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural elements ; Architecture ; Construction ; County Kerry (IRL) ; Ireland ; Souterrains ; 700-1000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1997, 127
INIST identifier :
24986052 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0035-9106 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Royal Society of Antiquares of Ireland, Dublin
Publisher country :
IRELAND ;