An ornamental page particularly favoured in Insular art, sometimes incorporating a cross into its design, that derives its name from its visual similarity to an Eastern carpet. Unlike decorated incipit pages, carpet pages do not carry text. They generally separated the four Gospels in a manuscript, and their use in Christian art may be of Coptic origin. [...].
Michelle Brown. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).