GOSPEL, 1684, KAFA

Scribe and painter: Elder priest Nikoghos Melanavor The Crimean school is one of the prominent centers of Armenian miniature painting. Even following the fall of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, a substantial Armenian population migrated to Crimea (particularly at the end of the 14th century), carrying with them also manuscripts. In Crimea, Armenian miniaturists began

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GOSPEL, 1588, TY’WANJ VILLAGE (KARIN)

Painter: Arakel Geghametsi Arakel Geghametsi, born into the esteemed “Great Arghutetsi family” and active in the Tvanch Desert of Karin and Vayots Dzor, stands out as a prominent figure in Armenian miniature painting from the late Middle Ages. His miniatures are notable for their distinctive original iconography, featuring a variety of uncommon household details, ornate

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GOSPEL, 1675, KARAHAT VILLAGE (GANDZAK)

Painter: priest Grigor From the manuscript legacy of Priest Grigor, eight codices have been preserved, and one among them is this illustrated Gospel. Thematic miniatures in this Gospel are positioned at the outset of the manuscript. In the Nativity scene, the exchange of gazes between the Mother and Child imparts tenderness and evokes an emotional

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GOSPEL, XIII CENTURY, CILICIA

Scribe: Sukias, painter: unknown A standout jewel within the group of royal Cilician manuscripts is Gospel No. 9422 from the Matenadaran collection. Its “Annunciation” miniature stands out as an exceptional example of Armenian manuscript art. The positioning of the head, the gaze, and the hand movement of the Mother of God imbue the miniature with

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THE OLDEST COMPLETE ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPT, KNOWN AS THE “OLD” GOSPEL OF BANANTS, IS CURRENTLY HELD AT MATENADARAN

Although the exact time and place of the manuscript’s writing are uncertain, archaeological evidence suggests that it dates back to the 7th century. Since the 16th century, the manuscript has been kept in Mets Banants village of Gardman province, where it was referred to as the “Old” or “Guardian” Gospel. In January of 1975, Bishop

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ZEYTUN GOSPEL

The “Zeytun Gospel” is a significant piece of art created by Toros Roslin, a renowned Armenian miniature artist. The manuscript was written and painted in 1256 in the Catholicosate Romkla. The author and recipient of the manuscript is Catholicos Constantine I from Bardzrberd. The Gospel was kept in Zeytun for many years and subsequently became

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ZEYTUN GOSPEL

The “Zeytun Gospel” is a significant piece of art created by Toros Roslin, a renowned Armenian miniature artist. The manuscript was written and painted in 1256 in the Catholicosate Romkla. The author and recipient of the manuscript is Catholicos Constantine I from Bardzrberd. The Gospel was kept in Zeytun for many years and subsequently became

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