LIFE AS MYTH

Index

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JOURNAL

Index

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JOURNAL 2010

2010

A vision quest

Finding a guiding light

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WINTER 2010

Incarnating the word

Index 2010

The beatitudes

The book of hours

Les Tres Riches Heures

Les Belles Heures

The commissions of Jean France, Duc de Berry

The Book of Kells

The four evangelists

Carpet page

The Incarnation Initial

Incarnating the word

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LIFEWORKS

About

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ARCHIVES

Index

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WINTER 2010
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CARPET PAGE

Carpet page. The Book of Kells. Trinity College, Dublin. ca. 800 AD.

Carpet pages are one of the distinctive characteristics of Insular illuminated manuscripts. The Book of Kells has one surviving example [above]. Traditionally placed at the beginning of each Gospel, these designs feature vibrant color and complex geometric patterns. Their primary inspiration is the oriental carpets from the period, hence the name 'carpet page'. The earliest surviving example is the Bobbio Orosius which dates from the 7th Century.

 

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