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Lackagh Stone Figure
 

County

Tyrone

Coordinates

N 54° 36' 56.16"   W 007° 30' 57.06"

Nearest town

Drumquin

Grid Ref.

H 31272 74259

Map No.

12

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

87

Date of visit

Monday 18 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The replica of the carved slab, with the ruins of the Lackagh church in the background.


This is a replica of a carved stone now conserved in a nearby church for protection, mainly against thefts, as it happened in 1977.

This slab has two figures on its east (100°) face. It measures 61 centimetres of height, 33 centimetres of width and it's 13 centimetres thick. The opposite face is plain.
Though it is located in a graveyard, it isn't a grave slab. It's one of the few stone figures used to describe biblical scenes.
This one depicts Jacob wrestling with God, as told in the Bible, Genesis, Chapter 32, verses 24-28.

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.
When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man.
Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
The man asked him, "What is your name?"
"Jacob", he answered.
Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome."


The slab is known locally as the "Siamese Twins".
The two figures are depicted with their chins resting on each other's back, with their arms embracing each other.

It is possible that the original slab dates between 8th and 10th century.

In the same graveyard there are the ruins of the Lackagh church.


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