Gravestone of Lady Anna MacLean, prioress of the nunnery.


She died in 1543. She is wearing her nun’s habit, her pillow is supported by angels, and she has two dogs with her, one on each side. Also depicted are a mirror and comb, probably symbols of both wealth and femininity. The bottom half of the grave slab was broken when a portion of the nunnery collapsed in the 1800s, but Welsh travel writer Thomas Pennant made a drawing of it in 1772 which shows that the image on lower half of slab was the Virgin and Child; you can just see her robes at bottom of this image.

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