Book of Kells.

Title:
Book of Kells.
Library:
Trinity College Library
Language:
Latin, Middle Irish
City:
DUBLIN, Ireland
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 58 (A.1.6)
Alternate Names:
Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Cenannensis -- Codex Cenanensis - Codex Kenanensis -- Codes Kenannensis -- Columcille Gospels.
Origin:
Iona (?), an Irish monastery off the west coast of Scotland.
Dimensions:
340 folios -- ca. 330 x 250 mm.
Date Description:
ca. 800
Content:
Preliminaries including Eusebian Tables (ff. 1v-6r), glossaries (ff. 1r, 26), Breves Causae and Argumenta (out of sequence, ff. 8r-25v) --Text of the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John I-XVII,13 (ff. 28v-339v) -- Irish charters (ff. 6v, 7r, 27r). note: the manuscript was damaged, repaired and rebound several times -- folios are missing -- some pages are unfinished --
Hand:
Insular Majuscule -- some Insular Minuscule.
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Eusebian Canon tables -- many full-page illuminations: Christ, Mary, evangelists (some are missing) , evangelist symbols, carpet pages, temptation of Christ -- the text pages all have decorations (animalsl, flowers, people) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Paleography (Rm. 715Q) ND 3359 .K4 B65 1990 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete color facsimile of entire manuscript.
Publication Date:
1990
Place of Publication:
Lucerne (Switzerland).
Publisher:
Fine Art Facsimile Publishers of Switzerland = Faksimile-Verlag Luzern.
Printer:
Photolithography, composition and print: Schüler, Biel.
Notes:
Extensive commentary volume edited by Peter Fox --
Bibliography:
In addition to the commentary volume, see Felicity O’Mahony, ed.,The Book of Kells : Proceedings of a conference at Trinity College, Dublin, 6-9 September 1992, Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Published for Trinity College Library, Dublin by Scolar Press, 1994.
Type of Text:
Biblical, documents, Gospel Book, liturgical, New Testament, religious, vernacular