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Highslide JS Lectionary (MS979)��E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Title-pages, historiated miniatures (8 full-page ones, 2 occupying a third and 3 a quarter of the page), marginals (about 400), initials�
Author: unknown��unknown�
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1286�
Place: Cilicia : - : - :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 33.5 X 24.5 cm�
Pages: 479 ff.�f. 7
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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS8772)�Evangelierna (MS8772)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Khorans, portraits of the Evangelists, first pages, self-portrait of the illuminator, portrait of the donor (Grigor), marginals, initials�Khoraner, portrtt av evangelisterna, frsta sidorna, sjlvportrtt av illustratren, portrtt av donatorn (Grigor), marginaler, initialer
Author: Aristakes�Aristakes�Tserun�Tserun
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1391�
Place: Western Armenia : Vaspourakan : Aghtamar :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Vellum, 15.5 X 11.5cm�Vellum, 15.5 X 11.5cm
Pages: 275 ff.�f. 4v
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Tserun belongs to a group of Vaspurakan artists whose work was entirely based on and inspired by the local traditions of book illumination. Tserun had numerous pupils and followers, so that the term "Tserunian style" came to be adopted in specialist literature.�Tserun tillhr en grupp avVaspourakans konstnrer vars verk var helt baserat p och inspirerat av de lokala traditionerna fr bokmlning. Tserun hade flera elever och fljare, s att begreppet "Tseruniska stilen" kom att antas i speciella litteratur.

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Highslide JS Homiliarium (MS7729)�Homiliarium (MS7729)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Title-page, 4 full-page historiated miniatures, portrait of the owner, headpieces, marginals�Huvudsida, 4 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, garens portrtt, verstycken, marginaler
Author: Vardan�Vardan�Stepanos�Stepanos
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1202�
Place: Western Armenia : - : Yerzynka : Avagvank monastery
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 70.5 X 55 cm�Pergament, 70,5 x 55 cm
Pages: 603 ff.�f. 2
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The Moush Homiliarium is remarkable for its unique size: it is the largest known Armenian manuscript. Its present weight (without the missing binding and several folios) is 27.5kg. The history of the manuscript is of considerable interest. In the year it was completed a Seljuk army invaded Armenia and ravaged the town of Baberd. The manuscript which was there at the time of the invasion came into the possession of a Turkish judge. Two years later the judge put it on sale for 5,000 silver coins. To purchase the Homiliarium the monks from Moush collected donations for a whole year; in 1205 they finally amassed the necessary sum and bought the manuscript. It was transferred to Mush and placed in the library of the Arakelots monastery. In the nineteenth century the manuscript was divided into two parts for the sake of convenience and each part was bound separately. During World War I both parts of the manuscript, minus the bindings and several folios, were transferred independently of each other to Echmiadzin.�Moush homiliariumet r mrkvrdigt fr dess unika storlek: det r det strsta knda armeniska manuskriptet. Dess nuvarande vikt (utan den saknade bindningen och flera sidor) r 27,5kg. Manuskriptets historia r av stort intresse. ret d det avslutades invaderades Armenien av en seldjukisk arm som plundrade staden Baberd. Manuskriptet som d fanns i staden hamnade i en turkisk domares go. Tv r senare lade domaren manuskriptet till salu fr 5 000 silvermynt. Fr att kpa homiliariumet samlade munkarna i Moush donationer i ett helt r; r 1205 lyckades de slutligen samla tillrckligt med pengar fr att kpa manuskriptet. Det verfrdes till Moush och placerades i biblioteket hos Arakelots klostret. Under 1800-talet delades manuskriptet i tv delar p grund av lmplighetsfrga och respektive del bands separat. Under frsta vrldskriget verfrdes bde delarna, exkl. bindningar och flera sidor, oberoende av varandra till Etchmiadzin.

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS212)�Evangelierna (MS212)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Khorans, portraits of the Evangelists, first pages, 80 full-page�Khoraner, portrtt av evengelisterna, frsta sidorna, 80 helsidor
Author: Avag�Avag�illuminated and bound by Avag�Illustrerad och bunden av Avag
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1337�
Place: Iran : - : Agarak :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 18.1 X 13 cm�Pergament, 18,1 x 13 cm
Pages: 315 ff.�f.68 v
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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS10675)�Evangelierna (MS10675)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Khorans, portraits of the Evangelists, first pages, 13 full-page historiated miniatures, marginals�Khoraner, portrtt av evangelisterna, frsta sidorna, 13 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, marginaler, initialer
Author: Toros Roslin�Toros Roslin�Toros Roslin�Toros Roslin
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1268�
Place: - : - : - : Hromkla monastery
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 22 X 17cm�Pergament, 22 x 17 cm
Pages: 332 ff.�f. 177
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Known as the Malatian Gospels, after the town of Malatia where it was kept for some time.�Knt som malatiska evengeliet, efter staden Malatia dr det bevarades under en tid.

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS8772)�Evangelierna (MS8772)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Khorans, portraits of the Evangelists, first pages, self-portrait of the illuminator, portrait of the donor (Grigor), marginals, initials�Khoraner, portrtt av evangelisterna, frsta sidorna, sjlvportrtt av illustratren, portrtt av donatorn (Grigor), marginaler, initialer
Author: Aristakes�Aristakes�Tserun�Tserun
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1391�
Place: Western Armenia : Vaspourakan : Aghtamar :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Vellum, 15.5 X 11.5cm�Vellum, 15.5 X 11.5cm
Pages: 275 ff.�f. 4v
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Tserun belongs to a group of Vaspurakan artists whose work was entirely based on and inspired by the local traditions of book illumination. Tserun had numerous pupils and followers, so that the term "Tserunian style" came to be adopted in specialist literature.�Tserun tillhr en grupp avVaspourakans konstnrer vars verk var helt baserat p och inspirerat av de lokala traditionerna fr bokmlning. Tserun hade flera elever och fljare, s att begreppet "Tseruniska stilen" kom att antas i speciella litteratur.

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Highslide JS Lectionary (MS7408)�Evangeliebok (MS7408)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Title-pages, 3 full-page historiated miniatures, marginals, initials�Titelsidor, 3 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, marginaler, initialer
Author: Karapet�Karapet�Arakel and Kirakos�Arakel och Kirakos
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1356�
Place: Crimea : - : - :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Vellum, 38 X 26.6 cm�Vellum, 38 X 26,6 cm
Pages: 524 ff.�f. 3v
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The colophon of the Lectionary mentions the name of only one illuminator of the manuscript - Arakel. But comparison with a stylistically related manuscript signed by Kirakos (Venice, Mkhitarist Library, Monastery of St. Lazarus, MS904) seems to prove the latter's participation in illustrating the Crimean Lectionary.�Kolofonen hos evangelieboken nmner namnet fr endast en mlare, Arakel. Men jmfrelse med ett stilistiskt relaterat manuskript signerat av Kirakos (Venedig, Mkhitaristbiblioteket, S:t Lazarus kloster, MS904) vekar bevisa att den senares deltagande i mlningen av krimiska evangelieboken.

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS8772)�Evangelierna (MS8772)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Khorans, portraits of the Evangelists, first pages, self-portrait of the illuminator, portrait of the donor (Grigor), marginals, initials�Khoraner, portrtt av evangelisterna, frsta sidorna, sjlvportrtt av illustratren, portrtt av donatorn (Grigor), marginaler, initialer
Author: Aristakes�Aristakes�Tserun�Tserun
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1391�
Place: Western Armenia : Vaspourakan : Aghtamar :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Vellum, 15.5 X 11.5cm�Vellum, 15.5 X 11.5cm
Pages: 275 ff.�f. 5v
Source:

Tserun belongs to a group of Vaspurakan artists whose work was entirely based on and inspired by the local traditions of book illumination. Tserun had numerous pupils and followers, so that the term "Tserunian style" came to be adopted in specialist literature.�Tserun tillhr en grupp avVaspourakans konstnrer vars verk var helt baserat p och inspirerat av de lokala traditionerna fr bokmlning. Tserun hade flera elever och fljare, s att begreppet "Tseruniska stilen" kom att antas i speciella litteratur.

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS7644)�Evangelierna (MS7644)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Khorans, portraits of the Evangelists, first pages, 8 full-page historiated miniatures�Khoraner, portrtt av evangelisterna, frsta sidorna, 8 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer
Author: unknown�Oknd�unknown�Oknd
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1260�1276
Place: Cilicia : - : - :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 23.5 X 16.8cm�pergament, 23,5 x 16,8 cm
Pages: 381 ff.�f. 125
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Known as the Gospels of Constable Smbat, after the man who commissioned the manuscript.�Knt som Evangeliet om stthllare Smbat, efter mannen som bestllde manuskriptet

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS5786)�Evangeliebok (MS5786)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Khorans, portraits of the Evangelists, first pages, 6 full-page and marginal historiated miniatures, marginals�Khoraner, portrtt av evangelierna, frsta sidor, 6 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, marginaler
Author: Sargis Pidzak�Sargis Pidzak�Sargis Pidzak�Sargis Pidzak
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1336�
Place: Cilicia : - : Sis :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 27 X 19cm�Pergament, 27 x 19 cm
Pages: 344 ff.�f.17 r
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Instead of the usual method of incorporating the illustrations into the text, adopted by most Cilician artists, Sargis Pidzak resorts to a compromise between the Oriental custom of grouping all the illustrations together and placing them before the text of the manuscript in a separate fascicle, and the Byzantine tradition of preceding each of the four Gospels with a full-page illustration: he places two miniatures before each of the Gospels. Apart from these, the manuscript contains a great number of marginal historiated miniatures which form a kind of reduced illustrative cycle. Thus, the motif of The Annunciation is represented only by the figure of the archangel, the episode of The Presentation in the Temple by an outline of a small church, etc.�Istllet fr den vanliga metoden fr inarbetnignen av illustrationer in i texten, anvnt av de flesta kilikiska konstnrer, Sargis Pidzak anvnder sig av en kompromiss mellan orientaliska seder fr gruppering av alla illustrationer tillsammans och deras placering innan manuskriptets text i en separat fascikel, och den bysantinska traditionen fr fregngen av var och en av de fyra evangelierna med fullsidiga illustrationer: han placerar tv minatyrer innan varje evangelium. Fruom dessa, innehller manuskriptet ett stort antal illustrerade miniatyrer i marginalen, vilka formar en sorts reducerad illustrativ cykel. Drmed presenteras motiven fr Jungfrus bebdelse endast med figuren fr rkengeln, episoden fr Presentationen i templet, genom konturen av en liten kyrka etc.

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