The Chi-Rho is a Christian symbol formed by superimposing the first two letters of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos), which are 'Chi' (X) and 'Rho' (P). It looks like an X placed over the stem of a P.
The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated manuscript gospel book produced around the years 715–720 in the monastery at Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, England. It is a spectacular example of Insular or Hiberno-Saxon art, created with a quill pen and black ink made from soot. The exhibition at Laing Art Gallery explores its meaning in the world today and its relationship with themes of personal, regional, and global identity.