Lindisfarne Gospels - St Jerome ff. 2v - 3.
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The first of five major decorated openings in the manuscript introduces
the letter which St Jerome addressed to Pope Damasus, at whose
request he carried out the revision of the Latin Bible text during
the late 4th century. A cross-carpet page, named from its striking
resemblance to a carpet composed of crosses, faces a page of decorated
initials and display capitals, beginning with the Latin word 'Novum',