Kilmorey Mausoleum page 7

For further detailed historical information, with archive documents, click here. 
 
Architectural Features of the Mausoleum

The shape of the building is designed to resemble some of the monolithic shrines in the heart of Egyptian temples. The lines and proportions were made as close as possible to ancient Egyptian design.




  The carved motif on the pointed granite

posts set in the enclosure wall,

represents an incised relief of a crowned

serpent coiled around a lotus stalk, almost

in an art noveau style.

















   


    The pink marble corner decorations are
  meant to represent details of stylized bundles
  of reeds bound with spiralling cords.




















 

  Surviving pieces of cast iron
railings are made in a popular
Gothic revivalist style, rather
different to the ancient
Egyptian theme used in the
building. 

















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    A fine bronze door is fitted to the
  Mausoleum entrance.

    The design is more European
   heraldic in inspiration,
   with three stars, and possibly
   more lotus plants represented.

    The design idea behind the four
   stars and the slot cut into the
   granite block above the door is
   unknown!









      Very fine carving can be seen of the winged sun disk with
  cobra serpents, in accurate ancient Egyptian style and
  proportions. Two royal cartouches are placed either side of
  the winged sun.         





          Another fine carving in pink granite, above the false door
       entrances, with a mixture again of Western and Egyptian
       styles. Lotus flowers and leaves, with a sun disk and stars.



   

                            Inside the enclosed octagonal wall area, can be seen the remaining
                       pieces of dismantled enclosure cast iron railings.





                  


                              A close up of one of four yellow glass skylights set
                         in the stone roof, which is a unique and very unusual feature.
                      



                                         
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