Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Manuscripts-Book of Kells.

In art history we now learning about manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, The Cathach etc.

Book of Kells.

The book of Kells is a Gospel manuscript book which is in Latin.
There are four gospels of the new testaments in it.

It was made by the Celtic monks in 800 AD.
The text of the Gospels were mainly drawn from the Vulgate.

In all, there are 340 folios. although there was meant to be around 350 but people changed it.
It was brought back to Ireland in the 17th Century.
It is now held in Trinity College in Dublin, They flip a page nearly every day of the year.

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