Gravestone of Lady Anna MacLean, prioress of the nunnery.

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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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