[Elk antlers - Bog of Allen]

Wash drawing of two sets of remains of antlers found in the Bog of Allen, with measurements.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – ELK   No. VI
  • Text within boundaries of image –
    FIG. I.   2. 10   1. 3   3. 9   1. 9 in circumference   1. 9
    FIG. II.  Ins. 3 ½ thick   2. 3 in circumference   3. 4  

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites, Nature
Geographical Location
  • Bog of Allen - Region
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Antiquities, Deer
Colour Handcoloured
Dimensions 24 cm x 37.8 cm
Published / created 1810

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Sketch South of Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 14
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 672
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Related text from travel account

Fig. I / This Fragment was found in the Bog of Allen, not far from Holy-Cross: it is perfectly sound, and of a smooth even surface. It is of a greyish colour and very ponderous. The upper part of the Head was pretty entire, but below the sockets of the Eyes, was broken, or decayed. /Fig. 2 / This only seems a single Antler, though of so large a size. The surface was rough, and uneven, and the numerous Cells visible in the broken part, even larger than in the former. [pp. 6-7]
Elk antlers - Bog of Allen