Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Compound Celtic letters. From The Book of Kells

I´ve been enjoying The Book of Kells, by Edward Sullivan, 1920, that is scanned on line at I´m sharing with my readers the link to look at the wonderful Celtic motifs included in the book and I brought the compound Celtic letters to show to my daughter, who is a future graphic designer.

During the dark ages the arts of bookmaking, illustration and manuscript illumination were preserved in remote Irish abbeys. A number of unique, exquisite books remain from this period, masterpieces of world art. This includes the ninth century Book of Kells, a manuscript of the Gospel richly illustrated with Celtic motifs and deep symbolism. This book includes an extended introduction to the Book of Kells, along with its historic and linguistic background.


  1. Gracias Myriam, me ha encantado y sugerido imágenes futuras.
    Ilustrados abrazos.
    Sergio Astorga

  2. Gracias Sergio, realmente son lindísimas, me imagino los originales. Un beso,

  3. Se ve muy interesante, sobre todo porque siento una gran fascinacion por la antigua lengua escrita

  4. Hola Judith, estas copias escaneadas no son de buena calidad, pero imagino que los originales son fascinantes. Besos,


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