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Lindisfarne Gospels - St Matthew ff.26v - 27

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The cross-carpet page at the beginning of St Matthew's Gospel is probably the best known decorated page in the manuscript, because its well-defined design has been frequently reproduced. On the opposite page the Gospel opens with the Latin words: 'Liber generationis iesu christi', The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, presented in elaborate initials and display capitals.


 
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