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Book of Kells Facsimile. 678 page full color facsimile
Ireland: 1654. Facsimile. USA made, Family owned bookbindery since 2013. A must have for any collector! Author: Irish Monks Language: Irish Date: 800 AD Price : $500 History: The Kell's Manuscript is one of the most renowned illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages. Tentatively dated to the year 800 AD, the Book resided at the eponymous Abbey of Kells for many centuries before it was moved, in 1654. The text of the Book is largely taken from the Vulgate, a fourth century Latin translation of the Bible, though it includes several passages derived from the earlier Vetus Latina. It contains the four Gospels. The book was largely sacramental. It would have likely been displayed during Mass, rather than used for close examination. Widely regarded as one of Ireland's finest artistic treasures, The Kell's Manuscript exemplifies what is known as the Insular Style (900-1100AD). Insular art combined both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon visual elements to create a new hybrid style. Where its contemporary, the Byzantine style, sought to portray realistic three-dimensional forms, the Insular Style saw a flattening of human and animal forms. There was also a new focus on intricate patterning, heavily influenced by elite metalwork of the area. These formal elements can be clearly seen in the dense ornamentation on a majority of the folios in the The Kell's Manuscript. Our reproduction is of the The Kell's Manuscript in its entirety. 678 full color pages of this magnificent masterpiece. Reproduction details: This facsimile measures 11.25 inches tall by 9 inches wide and the spine is 4 inches thic … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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