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    Sixteenth-Century Armenian Manuscript Four Gospels with Fifteen Full-Page Miniatures

    [Armenian Illuminated Manuscript of the Four Gospels]. Copied on parchment by archimandrite Hovhannes and illustrated by monk Nerses in the monastery of Holy Virgin Plea-Fulfilling (Khndrakatar Surb Astvatzatzin), in the district of Yekegheats (province of Upper Armenia, currently Western Armenia, in territory of Turkey). The colophon is dated 1584. The manuscript was copied by Hovhannes in the year of his consecration as archimandrite. The manuscript has 571 pages (285 hand-numbered leaves or folios), with fifteen full-page miniatures and smaller marginal illustrations. Contemporary embossed leather over boards, with flap to cover the fore-edge attached to the rear board. Vellum endleaves. Binding worn with some loss, cracked at the spine and along the joints. Occasional soiling and other minor flaws, but altogether a magnificent manuscript in very good condition. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

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