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Book of Durrow

Ben C. Tilghman

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Illuminated manuscript (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. 4. 15. (57)) containing the Vulgate translation of the four Gospels, plus prefatory material derived form the Old Latin tradition, made in the 7th century. It measures 247×228 mm, contains 248 parchment folios, and is in a modern binding. No firm internal evidence indicates the date and location of the manuscript’s production, and the question of its origins has a contentious history, influenced occasionally by nationalist ideologies.

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Subjects: Art

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