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Chi Rho Iota page, The Book of Kells, c. 800, ink and pigments on vellum, 13” x 91/2”, Trinity College Library, Dublin. Attribution: By Meister des Book of Kells. Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons.

The Book of Kells: The Mother of All Monograms

The ninth century in early medieval western Europe was an age of monasticism, and this is arguably the most beautiful product from the era.  It is the crowning achievement of Hiberno-Saxon art, which really means Irish-English art.  Another word for … Continue reading