From somewhere round the year 800 a.d.,the Book of Kells, a masterpiece of western art, is the most recognized and most remarkable artifact of medieval Celtic art. It features page after page of lavish, colorful lettering, illumination, decoration and illustration. To a large extent, the great reputation which Celtic art and design have today is based on the exceptional quality of the images found in the Book of Kells.  
this site displays and translates the meaning of 5 of its folios. just click on the folio of choice to view each detailed translation of the incredible artwork. My favourite is number 5,the 'chi-rho' (XPI)page.  
they are trying to sell you something on the site, but are giving you free and valuable art and info.  
this other site has thumbnails of some of the art:
The Book of Kells
Den: some good info on this site, just thought i'd mention to anybody interested in the subject and is coming to visit us, the book is on display at the Trinity College Library Dublin HERE and is available on CD-ROM  
angel21: Again more beatiful artwork in one of your links. I may know alot about art, but I don't know what I like. I think I got that right.Did I?
DV8 2XL: Note: Please understand that as these folios are secured under  
international copyright, it is regretfull that a portion is semi blanked out to prevent copying.
Copyright on an 8th century work, has it got to that?
notiny: Maybe they just own the copyright to reproduce and sell the folios?
DV8 2XL: notiny: