The Book of Kells


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The Book of Kells is an ornately illuminated rendition of the four gospels, created in the Ninth Century. It has been both an influence and an inspiration since the time of its making, illustrating both the story it tells, and the subtle mind of symbolists who wove the story and the art together. The original is at Trinity College in Dublin and is one of the most remarkable examples of early European art.


Illustration from the Book of Kells

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The Book of Kells: Selected Plates in Full Color
by Blumette Cirker

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color plates from the Book of Kells

The Middle Ages

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