The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection

Image TitleHonan Collection: detail of Evangelists on the Cloth of Gold
DescriptionThe cloth of gold, in the Honan Chapel Collection, was worn instead of green, white and red. It was worn only on great solemnities. It was decorated with symbols of the four Evangelists (the Man symbol for St. Matthew; Lion symbol for St. Mark; Ox symbol for St. Luke and Eagle symbol for St. John) taken from the Book of Kells (Trinity College, Dublin) folio 27 verso. This four symbols page introduces the Chi-Rho page illustrating the text of St. Matthew┬┤s Gospel 1:18 which tells the story of the Birth of Christ. This detail show the Man and Lion symbol. This item has been catalogued by Virginia Teehan & Elizabeth Wincott Heckett in The Honan Chapel: A Golden Vision published by Cork University Press in 2004. The vestments are in storage and are in need of conservation.
ContributorEthel Josephine Scally and William Egan & Sons, Cork
Contribution Year1916
PhotographerJames Cronin
CopyrightJames Cronin and the Honan Trust
Date of Photograph2005
CollectionChapel Collection