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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, porträtt av evangelierna, första 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.11 v
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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.¤Istället för den vanliga metoden för inarbetnignen av illustrationer in i texten, använt av de flesta kilikiska konstnärer, Sargis Pidzak använder sig av en kompromiss mellan orientaliska seder för gruppering av alla illustrationer tillsammans och deras placering innan manuskriptets text i en separat fascikel, och den bysantinska traditionen för föregången av var och en av de fyra evangelierna med fullsidiga illustrationer: han placerar två minatyrer innan varje evangelium. Föruom dessa, innehåller manuskriptet ett stort antal illustrerade miniatyrer i marginalen, vilka formar en sorts reducerad illustrativ cykel. Därmed presenteras motiven för Jungfrus bebådelse endast med figuren för ärkeängeln, episoden för Presentationen i templet, genom konturen av en liten kyrka etc.

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS7482)¤Evangelierna (MS7482)¤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, 5 full-page historiated miniatures, marginals, initials¤Khoraner, porträtt av evangelisterna, första sidorna, 5 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, marginaler, initialer
Author: Hovhannes¤Hovhannes¤Grigor Tatevatsi (at the monastery of Tatev)¤Grigor Tatevatsi (vid klostret Tatev)
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1297¤
Place: - : - : - : Village of Eligis
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)¤Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Vellum, 32 X 23.5cm¤Vellum, 32 X 23.5cm
Pages: 254 ff.¤f. 11v
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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, porträtt av evangelierna, första 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.11 v
Source:

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.¤Istället för den vanliga metoden för inarbetnignen av illustrationer in i texten, använt av de flesta kilikiska konstnärer, Sargis Pidzak använder sig av en kompromiss mellan orientaliska seder för gruppering av alla illustrationer tillsammans och deras placering innan manuskriptets text i en separat fascikel, och den bysantinska traditionen för föregången av var och en av de fyra evangelierna med fullsidiga illustrationer: han placerar två minatyrer innan varje evangelium. Föruom dessa, innehåller manuskriptet ett stort antal illustrerade miniatyrer i marginalen, vilka formar en sorts reducerad illustrativ cykel. Därmed presenteras motiven för Jungfrus bebådelse endast med figuren för ärkeängeln, episoden för Presentationen i templet, genom konturen av en liten kyrka etc.

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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. 334v
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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, porträtt av evangelisterna, första sidorna, självporträtt av illustratören, porträtt 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.11 v
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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 tillhör en grupp avVaspourakans konstnärer vars verk var helt baserat på och inspirerat av de lokala traditionerna för bokmålning. Tserun hade flera elever och följare, så att begreppet "Tseruniska stilen" kom att antas i speciella litteratur.

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS4023)¤Evangelierna (MS4023)¤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, marginals, initials¤Khoraner, porträtt av evangelisterna, första sidorna, marginaler, initialer
Author: unknown¤Okänd¤unknown¤Okänd
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 13C¤14 Century
Place: - : - : - :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)¤Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Vellum, 22.5 X 15cm¤Vellum, 22,5 c 15cm
Pages: 316 ff.¤f.301
Source:

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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. 10
Source:

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS2743)¤Evangelierna (MS2743)¤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, 7 full-page historiated miniatures, marginals, initials¤Khoraner, porträtt av evangelisterna, första sidorna, 7 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, marginaler, initialer
Author: Tiranu¤Tiranu¤Grigor¤Grigor
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1232¤
Place: - : - : - :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)¤Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 30 X 26cm¤Pergament, 30 x 26 cm
Pages: 374 ff.¤f.11 v
Source:

Known as the Targmantchants Gospels, after the monastery where it was kept for a considerable period of time.¤Känt som Targmantchats Evengeliet, efter klostret där det bevarades för en längre period.

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS2743)¤Evangelierna (MS2743)¤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, 7 full-page historiated miniatures, marginals, initials¤Khoraner, porträtt av evangelisterna, första sidorna, 7 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, marginaler, initialer
Author: Tiranu¤Tiranu¤Grigor¤Grigor
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1232¤
Place: - : - : - :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)¤Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 30 X 26cm¤Pergament, 30 x 26 cm
Pages: 374 ff.¤f.11 v
Source:

Known as the Targmantchants Gospels, after the monastery where it was kept for a considerable period of time.¤Känt som Targmantchats Evengeliet, efter klostret där det bevarades för en längre period.

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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS6290)¤Evangeliebok (MS6290)¤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, marginals,¤Khoraner, porträtt av evangelierna, första sidor, marginaler
Author: Toros and Ohan¤Toros och Ohan¤Ohan¤Ohan
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1295¤
Place: Cilicia : - : - : Drazark monastery
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)¤Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 24 X 17.5 cm¤Pergament, 24 x 17,5 cm
Pages: 340 ff.¤f. l0v
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The decline of Cilician miniature art towards the end of the thirteenth century is quite evident in this manuscript. It concerns the Evangelists' portraits and to an even greater extent the decor of the illuminated folios. The figures in the miniatures lose their suave elegance, the colours are no longer rich or refined. At the same time the main principles of figural and facial treatment and the traditions of the compositional arrangement of the scenes, inherited from the 1280s, remain almost unchanged.¤Nedgången hos kilikisk miniatyr mot slutet av 1200-talet är rätt uppenbart i detta manuskript. Det rör sig om evengelisternas porträtt och i en ännu högre grad om dekoren av den illustrerade sidorna. Figurerna i miniatyrerna förlorar sin milda elegans, färgerna är inte längre rika eller förfinade. Samtidigt kvarblir principerna för figurernas och ansiktenas behandling och traditionerna för det kompositionella arrangemanget hos scenen, ärvt från 1280-talet, så gott som intakt.

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