768-919 Hiberno-Saxon and Carolingian Art

Chi-rho-iota (XPI) page, folio 34 recto of the Book of Kells, probably from Iona, Scotland, late eighth or early ninth century.  Tempera on vellum, 1′ 1″ X 9 1/2″.  Trinity College Library, Dublin.

Equestrian portrait of Charlemagne or Charles the Bald, from Metz, France, ninth century.  Bronze, originally gilt, 9 1/2″ high.  Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Saint Matthew, folio 15 recto of the Coronation Gospels (Gospel Book of Charlemagne), from Aachen, Germany, ca. 800-810.  Ink and tempera on vellum, 1′ 3/4″ X 10″.  Schatzkammer, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Saint Matthew, folio 18 verso of the Ebbo Gospels (Gospel Book of Archbishop Ebbo of Reims), from Hautvillers, France, ca. 816-835.  Ink and tempera on vellum, 10 1/4″ X 8 3/4″.  BibliothèqueMunicipale, Epernay.

Crucifixion, front cover of the Lindau Gospels, from Saint Gall, Switzerland, ca. 870.  Gold, precious stones, and pearls, 1′ 1 3/8″ X 10 3/8″.  Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

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