Detail in the ornamental text of the opening words of
St Mark's Gospel f. 130r
from the
Book of Kells

Click for the full folio 130r, Book of Kells.

Detail from Folio 130r in The Book of Kells, c.AD 800. A man wearing a round-necked jacket with fitted sleeves and ankle-length trews held taut with instep straps.
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Irish Warriors in Armies of the Dark Ages 600-1066 by Ian Heath, based on the Book of Kells.