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    Armenian Manuscript of Hymns

    Gandzaran (Treasury). Contains 75 hymns dedicated to various Armenian and non-Armenian saints, as well as to different religious festivities. The manuscript is undated; it is likely to have been copied in Constantinople during the seventeenth century. It contains a brief colophon (repeated near the table of contents): "This gandz (treasure) is a memory of Archimandrite Yesayi, in Uskudar, at the door of the church of St. Karapet." The church of St. Karapet of Scutari (Turkish Uskudar), a suburb of Constantinople, was built in 1727. However, the handwritings of the manuscript and the colophon differ from each other, suggesting that the colophon is a later addition.

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    April, 2014
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