Oyster Shells

Discovered during excavations of St Michael’s chapel, located between the edge of the monk’s cemetery and the Abbot’s Hall, these oyster shells contain pigments of red vermilion, black and azure blue, which reveal the rich colours used by the monks in illuminating the manuscripts. They are part of a wealth of evidence of the importance of literacy and book production at the abbey.

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