The images below are taken from the beautifully illustrated Gospels of St. Gall. This illuminated manuscript was most likely produced in Ireland during the 8th century AD. It is written in Latin and contains 268 pages, 12 of which are decorated. Detailing the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, Mark and John, it now resides at the Abbey of Saint Gall in Switzerland. The foundation of this monastery is attributed to an Irish monk called Gallus and its extensive library contains a number of early Irish texts.