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A captivating guide to Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure—the Book of Kells manuscript at Trinity College, Dublin.


The Book of Kells, dating from about 800 CE, is a beautifully decorated manuscript of the four Gospels. This official guide by the former Keeper of Manuscripts at the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, where the Book of Kells is on permanent display, provides fascinating insights into one of the greatest surviving examples of medieval art. The illustrations in this guide include striking reproductions of complete pages, and details that reveal the astounding intricacy and richness of the decoration. The Book of Kells is explored through its historical background; its structure; its decorative elements, including its use of symbols and themes; the scribes and artists who worked on the manuscript; and the tools and pigments used in its creation.

About the Author


Bernard Meehan was head of research collections and keeper of manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin, where the Book of Kells is on permanent exhibition.

Praise For…


Enthralling . . . the range
of vivid colors is almost as
impressive as the striking
use of gold in creating this
sacramental treasure.
— Antiques Diary


Product Details
ISBN: 9780500480243
ISBN-10: 0500480249
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: March 24th, 2020
Pages: 96
Language: English

The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin (Paperback)