Meaning of HIBERNO-SAXON STYLE in English

Decorative style that resulted when Irish (Hibernian) monks went to England in 635.

It mingled the Celtic decorative tradition

curvilinear and "trumpet" forms, scrolls, spirals, and a double-curve motif

with the interlaced zoomorphic patterns and bright coloration of the pagan Anglo-Saxons. Mediterranean art entered as an element when St. Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells . It was taken to Europe by Irish and Saxon Christian missionaries and there exerted strong influence on {{link=Carolingian art">Carolingian art . See also Anglo-Saxon art .

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