Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nikoghayos ( 17th Century )

The Descent of the Holv Spirit at Pentecost, from the Gospels painted by the artist Nikoghayos, Crimea, 1658. The British Library, ms. Or. 13895, f. 13a.
The scribe and artist of this manuscript is Nikoghayos, calling himself dsaghkarar or melanawor. He was the principal scribe of the Crimean school, and active from the 1640s up to his death in 1693.He worked mainly in the scriptorium attached to the Church of St Sargis at Theodosia (Kaffa), and in Surkhat. Between the years 1647 and 1693 he copied and illuminated over 34 manuscripts.

The Bible in the Armenian Tradition - 64. Page
Treasures from the Ark: 1700 years of Armenian Christian art - 189. Page