Lindisfarne Gospels

Lindisfarne Gospels
a book containing the four Christian Gospels, produced on the island of Lindisfarne around AD 700. It is written by hand, with many beautiful pictures and decorations, and contains early examples of the northern version of Old English. It is now kept in the British Library, London.

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Illuminated manuscript version of the four Gospels, produced in the late 7th century for the Northumbrian island monastery of Lindisfarne.

The book was designed and executed by Eadfrith, who became bishop of Lindisfarne in 698. Illuminated in the Hiberno-Saxon style, the Lindisfarne Gospels (now in the British Library) show the fusion of Irish, Classical, and Byzantine elements. See also Book of Kells.

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▪ medieval manuscript
 manuscript (MS. Cotton Nero D.IV.; British Museum, London) illuminated in the late 7th or 8th century in the Hiberno-Saxon style. The book was probably made for Eadfrith, the bishop of Lindisfarne from 698 to 721. Attributed to the Northumbrian school, the Lindisfarne Gospels show the fusion of Irish, classical, and Byzantine elements of manuscript illumination.

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