Illuminated Letters – Synopsis of the Lindisfarne Gospels

Synopsis of the Lindisfarne Gospels

Synopsis of the Lindisfarne Gospels

Notice the decorative dots surrounding the letter. Such decoration is known as “rubrication.” Someone, with a great deal of time on their hands, counted the number of dots on a single page of the Lindisfarne Gospels. The count was 10,600 dots.

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