Thursday, July 26, 2012

Treasures from the Matenadaran Museum

Portraits of the four Evangelists from the Gospels by Melk'isedek, Berkri, north-eastern shore of Lake Van, 1338. Matenadaran, Erevan, ms. 4813, f.5v. 2
The Holy Women at the Empty Tomb with the Risen Christ, from the Gospels by the artist Ewagris, Taron, 1038. Matenadaran, Erevan, ms. 6201

The Washing of the Feet, the Last Supper, the Betrayal by Judas, Peter cutting the servant's car and denving Christ to the servant girl. From the Gospels by Rstakes, Khizan, 1397. Matenadaran, Erevan, ms. 7629, f. 267. 37.Illuminated. by. Rstakes,. 1397. Paper; 267 fols. Script bolorgir in double cols; 27.5 x 18.5 cm Provenance: In the scribal colophon (fol. 265v) the scribe and artist Rstakes states that he copied the manuscript from a choice choice and reliable copy
Etchmiadzin Gospel, manuscript," 989, Dimension is 35x28 cm, M2374.The unique remnant of Armenian miniature painting from the period before the Arab occupation consists of two folios bearing four full-page miniatures called today the "Final Miniatures" of the Etchmiadzin Gospels because they were bound in at the end of the latter codex executed
Gospel,Artist Toros Roslin, Cilicia, XIIIth century, Annunciation. Erevan, Matenadaran, MS 9422
Portraits of Mekhitar Heratsi and Catholicos Nerses Shnorhali (MS. 7046). Mekhitar Heratsi was a 12th century priest and physician who wrote an encyclopedia on medicine. In Consolation of Fevers, Heratsi introduced the theory of mold [mucus, phlegm] as a cause of infections and allergic diseases, and suggested that diseases could penetrate into the body from the outer world. Heratsi wrote works about anatomy, biology, general pathology, pharmacology, ophthalmology, and curative properties of stones.

The Bible in the Armenian Tradition by: Vrej Nersessian

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