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Evangelist Symbol Of St. Mark, In The Four Gospels

Evangelist Symbol Of St. Mark, In The Four Gospels

Medium: Ink on vellum

Date: 1110

Shelfmark: Harley MS 1023

Item number: f.10v

Length: 13.5

Width: 20.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The origin of this manuscript of the Gospels is uncertain, but it has been attributed to Armagh in Northern Ireland on the basis of its textual similarity to 'The Book of Armagh' (in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin), and its artistic similarity to 'The Gospels of Mael Brigte' (in the British Library), which was written in Armagh in 1138. The beginning of the volume, with part of the Gospel of Matthew, is missing. Facing the start of the next, Gospel, Mark, is this drawing of Mark's evangelist symbol, the lion. The profile head, and the long-clawed feet, are paralleled in the ornament of some of the initials.

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