Pigments of the earliest Northumbrian manuscripts

Andrew Beeby, Andrew Duckworth, R. G. Gameson, Kate Nicholson, R. J. H. Clark, B. Meehan, Anthony Parker

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This article reports the findings of a campaign of non-destructive pigment analysis on a group of seventh- and eighth-century Northumbrian manuscripts, including the Durham Gospels. Integrating this critical mass of new information with the previously available data about related volumes such as Codex Amiatinus and the Lindisfarne Gospels, it reassesses the palette and use of colour in early Northumbrian manuscripts more generally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-59
Number of pages27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2016

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