Gospel book

Record ID: 
122664
Accession number: 
MS M.624
Title: 
Gospel book
Created: 
Mokkʻ, Turkey, 1588.
Binding: 
Traditional Armenian binding with fore-edge flap, blind-tooled with floret and shell stamps, surrounded by a floret border; a small silver crucifix that is dated 1897 is attached to the front cover.
Credit: 
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1917.
Description: 
310 leaves (2 columns, 18 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 183 x 138 mm
Provenance: 
Made for Grigor, the son of Karapet and Gulstan, who donated it to the Church of the Mother of God at Khorgom (Surb Astuatsatsin at Khorgom); according to the inscription on the front cover the book was owned in 1897 by Vagharshak Mkrtchʻean; purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from P. Tonapetean (P. Tonapetian) in 1917.
Notes: 

Ms. Gospel book; written and illuminated in the village of Surs, the Lake Van region, Mokkʻ, Turkey, and completed A.E. 1037 (= A.D. 1588).
Decoration: 18 original and 8 added full-page miniatures; 8 unfilled canon tables with headpieces; 4 incipit pages, with headpieces and Evangelist symbols; 5 marginal figure drawings in magenta; marginal ornament throughout.
Scribe: Yohanēs.
Illuminator: Yohanēs and probably one other artist.
The ms. was restored in New Julfa (Isfahān, Iran), in A.E. 1108 (= A.D. 1659) by two priests, Yovanēs and Pōghos; at the time of the restoration, the later eight miniatures were probably added.

Script: 
bolorgir
Language: 
Armenian
Century: 
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