(active around 800 on the Island of Iona)
Book of Kellsc. 800
Manuscript (Ms. A. I. 6 ), 330 x 241 mm
Trinity College Library, Dublin
The Book of Kells contains the four gospels in a Latin translation. There are 340 folios (678 pages) in colour decorated with miniatures, initials and symbols. It is likely that each gospel was intended to be headed by a page with a full-size miniature of the evangelist symbol, an evangelist portrait and a decorative rendering of the initial of the first word of the text.
The page on folio 200r shows the names of the ancestors of Christ (Luke 1:23-6) with the opening letter of every line filled with intricate ornament.