Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

The Book of Kells: Image and Text / The Chi Rho Page

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History The Chi Rho Page   The Chi Rho page in the Book of Kells is perhaps the most elaborate and enigmatic illumination in the manuscript. The page is rich in multi-layered symbolism intended to … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells: Image and Text / The Virgin Mary

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History The Virgin Mary The miniature on folio 7v of the Book of Kells is the earliest surviving representation of the Virgin in a western manuscript, as noted by Martin Werner. Devotion to the Virgin … Continue reading

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