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Lindisfarne Gospels - St Mark ff. 94v - 95

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In designing the major decorative opening to introduce St Mark's Gospel, Eadfrith relied heavily upon a variety of purely linear patterns. On the carpet page irregular panels of other types of ornament are superimposed in a manner very suggestive of metalwork. On the initial page the two kinds of decoration alternate inside the outlines of letters and margins.

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