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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.265 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.�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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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.4v
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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 (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 (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. 8v
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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 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.252v2
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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 (MS3722)�Evangelierna (MS3722)�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, portrtt av evangelisterna, frsta sidorna, marginaler, initialer
Author: Hakob�Hakob�Simeon�Simeon
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1304�
Place: Nakhichevan : - : - :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Vellum, 33 X 27 cm�Vellum, 33 X 27 cm
Pages: 364 ff.�f. 77
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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.245 v
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Highslide JS The Gospels (MS5332)�Evangelierna (MS5332)�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, initials�Khoraner, portrtt av evangelisterna, frsta sidorna, 13 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, marginaler, initialer
Author: Karapet�Karapet�Zachariah Aghtamartsi�Zachariah Aghtamartsi
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 1357�
Place: Western Armenia : Vaspourakan : Aghtamar :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Vellum, 27 X 18cm�Vellum, 27 X 18cm
Pages: 276 ff.�f. 5
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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. 193
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Highslide JS The Bible (MS2705)�The Bible (MS2705)�E. Korkhmazian, I. Drampian, G. Hakopian, "Armenian Manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries", Matenadaran Collection, Leningrad, 1984
Portraits of the Evangelists, first pages, title-pages, 6 full-page historiated miniatures, marginals, initials�Portrtt av evangelierna, frsta sidorna, titelsidor, 6 helsidor illustrerade miniatyrer, marginaler, initialler
Author: Arakel, Stepanos and Nikolayos�Arakel, Stepanos och Nikolayos�The first two parts unknown, the third part by Nikolayos�De tv frsta delarna oknda, den tredje r av Nikolayos
Illuminator: N/A
Date: 13C�17 Century
Place: Crimea : - : Bologna :
Current Place: Matenadaran (Yerevan)�Matenadaran (Jerevan)
Material & Size: Parchment, 29 X 21 cm�Pergament, 29 x 21 cm
Pages: 487 ff.�f. 334v
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The manuscript was begun in the thirteenth century in Bologna, Italy, and finished in 1368 in the Crimea. In the seventeenth century the initial parts of the Old Testament were rewritten and illuminated anew, also in the Crimea. Despite the different dates of their production the three sections of the manuscript produce a remarkably uniform impression due to the fact that each succeeding master apparently tried to remain faithful to the original stylistic principles.�Manuskriptet brjades under 1200-talet i Bologna, Italien och avslutades r 1368 i Krim. Under 1600-talet skrev man om initiala delarna till det Gamla Testamentet och mlade om dem, ven det i Krim. Trots olika produktionsdatum fr de tre sektionerna skapar manuskriptet ett mrkvrdigt unifotmt intryck p grund av det faktum att varje efterfljande mstare har tydligen frskt vara troget de ursprungliga stilistika principerna.



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