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The Book of Kells

"Book of Kells" (Insular illumination on vellum. Paperblanks has a notebook with this page as cover.

Man, Lion, Bull and Eagle с. 800 From the Book of Kells Illuminated manuscript Trinity College, Dublin

Book of Kells Man, Lion, Bull and Eagle с. 800 From the Book of Kells Illuminated manuscript Trinity College, Dublin

Book of Kells, housed at Trinity College, Dublin. Ancient Celtic illuminated book of the 4 gospels, written in Latin

Book of Kells

The Book of Kells is the most remarkable artifact in Celtic art which produced around 800 AD. It contains lavish, colorful lettering, decorations, ornamental borders, illuminations and illustrations.

From the Book of Kells

folio Gospel of John Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament

Lindisfarne Gospels: Initial page to St John’s Gospel. This is the opening page of the text of St John’s gospel, from the Lindisfarne Gospels which was made around 698AD at the Abbey of Lindisfarne. The small lines of text you can see under the decorated words are a translation into Anglo-Saxon that was added in the tenth century.

Lindisfarne Gospels: Initial page to St John’s Gospel. Illuminated manuscripts are great because they come from a time when the words on a page were expected to enlighten and awe.

Page d'ouverture de l'évangile de Saint-Luc (folio 188r du livre de Kells).

Page d'ouverture de l'évangile de Saint-Luc (folio 188r du livre de Kells).

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