Portrait of Christ
In the library of Trinity College Dublin, are
kept some of the best preserved manuscripts of the 8th and
9th centuries. These were copies of the Gospelspainstakingly written
and illustrated by teams of monks.
The Book of Kells is undoubtedly the most
famous. It was started on the Isle of Iona but completed in
Kells from where it got its name. All but two of
its pages are coloured. There are decorated letters and
illustrations for the gospels. It along with
other books such as the Book of Durrow
can be seen by the public in Trinity.
One page of the
Virgin and Child with angels
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