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Decorated initials from a 9th century Irish manuscript

This wonderful collection of decorated initials is found on a 9th century Irish manuscript which now resides at the Abbey of Saint Gall in Switzerland.  Founded in the 7th century AD by an Irish monk (St. Gall), the abbey has an extensive library that contains a small but important corpus of Irish material. This includes a […]

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The Beautiful Gospels of St. Gall

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 […]

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