The Lindisfarne Gospels
The original Lindisfarne Gospels are housed in the British Library, but you can find a facsimile of this extraoridnary book on Holy Island’s Heritage Centre.
The Gospels are an illuminated manuscript, containing the four gospels. They were created around 700 AD in the scriptorium at monastery on the island. They are a stunning example of Anglo-Saxon art, believed to have been inscribed by one talented artist, possibly a monk named Eadfrith.
You can see examples of the art of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the images below (courtesy of the British Library).