Gospel Book

Record ID: 
160780
Accession number: 
MS M.1111
Title: 
Gospel Book
Created: 
Sis, Cilicia, 1274.
Credit: 
Purchased with the help of The Fellows Acquisition Fund; The Institut de Recherche sur les Miniatures Armeno-Byzantines; The Manoogian Simone Foundation; The L.W. Frohlich Charitable Trust, in memory of L.W. Frohlich and Thomas R. Burns, in recognition of their interest in and contributions to the arts of the written word; The Hagop Kevorkian Fund; Kaloust P. and Emma Sogoian; Antranig and Varsenne Sarkissian; and an anonymous donor in memory of Sirarpie Der Nersessian, 1998.
Description: 
1 single leaf, matted : vellum, ill. ; 222 x 153 mm
Provenance: 
The original manuscript, M.740, was made for Marshal Ōshin in 1274; owned by Ohan of St. Sargis in the 15th century (colophon on fol. 238); this missing donor portrait leaf was long in private hands (Feron-Stoclet Collection, Brussels); purchased by the Morgan Library in 1998.
Notes: 

Ms. gospel book single leaf; inscribed and illuminated in Turkey, Cilicia, Sis, in 1274.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature depicting the donors, Marshal Ōshin and his sons Kostandin and Het'um, and Archbishop Yohannēs presented to the Virgin and Child [the family portrait page from M.740].
Dated by scribe Kostandin in colophon in M.740, on fol. 316v. Previously glued to cardboard mount, removed July 2000 and matted.

Script: 
erkat'agir, one word in bolorgir.
Language: 
Armenian
Classification: