Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals and churches
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This is the mosaic of the Chancel in Cobh Cathedral. The area is some 50×50 feet. The entire floor is sÃ©mi with shamorcks. The central roundel contains the sacred monogram IHS (standing for the Holy Name of Jesus), this is surrounded by a crown of throns, represening his Passion. All is at the centre of a Greek Cross, the ends of which contain medallions representing the Four Evangelists. The spaces between them occupied by crowns representings Christ’s triumph over death. The entire central roundel is surrounded by Passion Flower – with its obvious reference to Christ’s Passion and death – with their gynacia depicting the three nails.
The plan is to lift this entire piece. We are told that this is technically possible – though I have seen no guarantees that it can be done without loosing or damaging part of the mosaic. The mosaic is then to cut up into little pieces. The vestiges of the central roundal will be set into a new, and differently shaped floor, several feet lower than the present floor. The “unused” bits are to be stored or “displayed” in the typical bar, grill and art gallery style.