Celtic- St. John Cross- Earrings- Sterling Silver


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sterling, silver

A beautiful tiny detail from the Book of Kells portrait of Saint John on page 291v., positioned below the hand of the Evangelist. In the original it is not much bigger than the size of a postage stamp.

The St. John Cross earrings are shipped attached to an attractive Display Card describing the item.

Size: 1inch/2.5cm in diameter
Ear Wire: Sterling Silver

The Book of Kells (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais) (Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I. (58), sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was transcribed by Celtic monks ca. 800. The text of the Gospels is largely drawn from the Vulgate, although it also includes several passages drawn from the earlier versions of the Bible known as the Vetus Latina. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and represents the pinnacle of Insular illumination. It is also widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure.

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