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“An Angel, Butterfly, and Spirals in the Book of Kells” A detail of the Chi Rho illumination in a manuscript of the Gospels. An angel faces forward and holds onto vines. What is perhaps a butterfly radiates with red dots. Celtic spirals ornament the arm of the letter ‘X’. Black ink, colored pigment, and gold leaf on vellum. Made in the late 8th century at Iona Abbey in Ireland by Celtic monks. The Book of Kells (as it is known) is perhaps the most famous work of Christian Celtic, Insular…

“An Angel, Butterfly, and Spirals in the Book of Kells” A detail of the Chi Rho illumination in a manuscript of the Gospels. An angel faces forward and holds onto vines.

Book of Kells - if you look closer at this you can see which of the Tain Silver products have been inspired by this design

page in book of kells

A page from the Book of Kells; an illuminated manuscript, created by Celtic monks around the year

Book of Kells, I actually got to see the orig- now they have a copy up from what I've heard.  Still worth a trip to Dublin

The Book of Kells

From the Irish / Celtic Book of Kells: Stunning Examples of (pre-Fractal) Fractal Art.

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