List of Hiberno-Saxon illuminated manuscripts

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Evangelist symbol for Matthew, from the Book of Durrow.
Folio 27r from the Lindisfarne Gospels contains the incipit Liber generationis of the Gospel of Matthew.
The symbol of Mark from the Echternach Gospels.
Folio 183r for the Book of Kells. Decorated text Erat autem hora tercia.

Hiberno-Saxon manuscripts are those manuscripts made in the British Isles from about 500 CE to about 900 CE in England, but later in Ireland and elsewhere, or those manuscripts made on the continent in scriptoria founded by Irish or Anglo-Saxon missionaries and which are stylistically similar to the manuscripts produced in the British Isles. It is almost impossible to separate Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Scottish and Welsh art at this period, especially in manuscripts; this art is therefore called Insular art. See also insular script. For English manuscripts produced after 900, see the List of illuminated Anglo-Saxon manuscripts.

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