The Book of Kells
page 7 verso [back, or left]: "The Virgin (Madonna) and Child"
Dublin, Ireland: Library of Trinity College
illuminated vellum [calfskin] manuscript
the four New Testament Gospels, Vulgate [Latin translation]
created by Columban monks who lived in a monastery on the island of Iona, off the west coast of Scotland
monastery founded late in the sixth century by an Irish monk, St Colm Cille
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The image of the Virgin and Child faces the first page of text and is
an appropriate preface to the beginning of the Breves Causae of
Matthew, which begins Nativitas Christi in Bethlem (the birth of
Christ in Bethlehem).
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