The Lindisfarne Gospels folio 26v. The magnificent carpet page introducing The Gospel of Matthew.
My favourite piece of art in the world. Incredible complex interlaced patterns,
Incredibly, this great Gospel Book is attributed to a single scribe, the Anglo Saxon Bishop Eadfrith of Lindisfarne in Northumbria, from sometime in the late 690’s to early 710s
Cotton MS Nero D IV; Images from the British Library Manuscript website.