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Illuminated manuscripts

  1. 1. Illuminated Manuscripts: Book of KellsBook of Durrow<br />By: KhariPressley<br />
  2. 2. Illuminated Manuscripts<br />Text with elaborate illustrations<br />Usually decorated with gold and silver<br />Earliest manuscripts date back to 400 AD<br />Earliest copies are found in Ireland, Italy, and Constantinople<br />Written by scribes and monks<br />Very expensive to make<br />
  3. 3. Irish Illuminated Manuscripts<br />Book of Durrow<br />Ussher Gospels<br />Book of Kells<br />Book of Dimma<br />Book of Mulling<br />
  4. 4. Book of Kells<br />Written in Latin<br />Most famous of all Irish illuminated manuscripts<br />Considered most beautiful<br />Contains the four Gospels<br />Written around 800 AD<br />Written in the Abbey of Kells<br />
  5. 5. Book of Durrow<br />Possibly the oldest illuminated manuscript from Ireland<br />Contains the Four Gospels<br />Written around 650 AD<br />Written in the Abbey of Durrow<br />
  6. 6. Photos<br />Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/summoning_ifrit/3826489513/<br />
  7. 7. Image Source:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanlady/3611125056/  <br />
  8. 8. Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/designfacts/4407408375/ <br />

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