Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Armenian Gospel by Astuacatur ( 1317 )

Armenian Bible
 Copied by the scribe Astuacatur in 1317 and deposited in the church at the Holy Astuacacin at Karbi. Last owner, archdeacon Sargis and his brother, renewed and rebound it and presented it to the church of St Sargis.

The Armenian paper codex contains seven sideways oriented fully painted scenes on the lite of Christ.These are incorporated as full- page images in the beginning of the codex." 

The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War and Faith By Susan Whitfield, British Library

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