Four Evangelists from The Book of Kells (9th century), from DRIS Trinity College Liberary Dublin IE TCD MS 58

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Title

Four Evangelists from The Book of Kells (9th century), from DRIS Trinity College Liberary Dublin IE TCD MS 58

Subject

Manuscript illumination

Description

It was probably the Four Evangelists on fol. 27v that the twelfth-century chronicler Giraldus Cambrnsis was describing when he wrote of a book that “is the work of angelic, and not human” hands. The Four Evangelists are represented by their unique symbols, a common practice used in Christian art. The upper left is an angel, the symbol of St. Matthew; the upper right is the lion, representing St. Mark; below it is the eagle, St. John’s symbol, and the bull is the symbol of St. Luke. 

Date

9th century (early)

Contributor

Ruisen Zheng

Type

Still image

Coverage

Ireland
Early Middle Ages (c. 500-1000)
9th century

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Manuscript Illumination

Physical Dimensions

330 x 250 mm

Files

four evangelists.jpg

Citation

“Four Evangelists from The Book of Kells (9th century), from DRIS Trinity College Liberary Dublin IE TCD MS 58,” Medieval Hollywood, accessed April 24, 2019, http://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/79.