The Book of Jonah
Showing the raised detail of the front binding, this effect was accomplished using cord and gesso on the oak boards under the leather.
This would typically the gospel writer's portrait as this is in the style of a gospel book. But for this book it is Jonah, the main protagonist.
The portrait page
This is the full carpet page, just behind the portrait page
Et Factum Est Verbum
This is in the style of a gospel book's incipit page denoting the beginning of the book. It contains the first words of the book of Jonah in Latin.
This large illumination denotes the beginning of Chapter 2
This shows the detail of the text, each page of the Latin portion of the book contains zoomorphic animals and illumination
This illuminated page denotes the beginning of chapter 3 in the Latin text of Jonah.
This rectangular illuminated panel shows the beginning of Chapter 4
The Book of Jonah is a hand illuminated book containing the text of Jonah in both Latin and English. It is hand written and illuminated in an 8th century Insular style and bound in oak boards and red leather.
Materials: calfskin parchment, iron gall ink, goose quill, medival pigments, glair, oak, linen thread, calfskin leather
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