[Gospel book].

Record ID: 
185733
Accession number: 
MS S.16
Title: 
[Gospel book].
Created: 
Arark Village, Turkey, 1715-1725
Binding: 
Traditional Armenian blind-tooled dark brown calf binding with fore-edge flap; rebound; yellow silk doublures.
Credit: 
Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.
Description: 
292 leaves (2 columns, 23 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 144 x 105 mm
Provenance: 
E. Clark Stillman Collection.
Notes: 

Ms. gospel book; written and illuminated in Arark ̕Village (near Van), Turkey, between 1715 and 1725, probably in 1719.
Decoration: 18 full-page miniatures depicting scenes from the Life of Christ; 4 full-page evangelist portraits, 4 incipit pages with headpieces, a 2-page decorated Eusebian letter precedes the 8 decorated canon tables, 46 marginal figures/scenes, numerous marginal decorations including birds and human-headed birds.
Scribe: Simon; signed and dated in the rhymed colophon on fols. 291-292.
Textiles: yellow silk doublures.

Script: 
bolorgir
Language: 
Armenian
Century: 
Classification: