The Lindisfarne Gospels
The Lindisfarne Gospels, a manuscript produced in the Northumbrian island monastery of Lindisfarne at the end of the seventh century, in honour of Saint Cuthbert, is one of the world's masterpieces of book painting. It is a precious relic of early Christianity in England, and one of the nation's greatest treasures. This is the first book to make the chief glories of the Lindisfarne Gospels accessible to a wide public. All the important illuminated pages are reproduced in colour from a new and accurate set of photographs.
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abbot according to Saint Aldred Aldred's Anglo-Saxon appear arcaded canon tables artist Bede Bede's beginning of Saint binding bishop Book of Durrow British Library British Museum carpet page Ceolfrith Chester-le-Street church Codex Amiatinus colophon colour copy cross Cross-carpet page introducing decorated pages Durham Cathedral Durham Cathedral Library Durham Gospels Eadfrith's early Echternach Gospels eighth century English Enlarged detail Ethelwald folio four Evangelists Four Gospels gloss Gospel according Gospels of Saint Holy Island illuminated initial page plate insular Gospel books insular majuscule insular manuscript introducing Saint Iona Irish Lichfield Lindisfarne Gospels Major decorated initial major initial pages medieval miniature monastery monk motifs Northumbria OVERLEAF panels pattern preceding Saint Priory red dots Saint Chad Saint Cuthbert Saint Jerome's letter Saint John Saint John's Gospel Saint Luke Saint Luke's Gospel Saint Mark Saint Mark's Gospel Saint Matthew Saint Matthew's Gospel scribe script scriptorium surviving Sutton Hoo symbols Tara Brooch vellum Wearmouth-Jarrow written