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The Book of Kells: Image and Text / The In principio Initial

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History The In Principio Initial This post focuses on the text and imagery of folio 292r, which reads In principio erat verbum (‘In the beginning was the word’, John 1:1).  The first three letters of the … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells: Image and Text / Opening Initials

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History Opening Initials The initial pages of each of the four Gospels in the Book of Kells are not at first glance easy to read. The alphabet used is the same one used by the … Continue reading

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