Adoration of the Magi in a Gospel according to the four Evangelists


Historical period(s)
2nd half of the 13th century
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on parchment
H x W: 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9 7/16 in)
Armenia, Cilicia
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Armenia, Christianity, illumination, Jesus Christ, Joseph, virgin
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962
Paron Wasak

Published References
  • Sirarpie Der Nersessian. Armenian Manuscripts in the Freer Gallery of Art. Oriental Studies Series, no. 6 Washington, 1963. pp. 26-54, pls. 28-63.
  • Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Thames and Hudson World of Art London and Washington, 2010. pp. 54-55.
  • Souvenir Program Booklet: 45th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. Washington. p. 37.
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  • Colum Hourihane. Pontius Pilate, Anti-Semitism, and the Passion in Medieval Art. Princeton. figs.43, 59, 115.
  • Seymour de Ricci W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. 3 vols., New York, 1935-1940. cat. 12, p. 469.
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  • Johan Carl Keyser Preus. Christmas Pages in our Libraries. vol. 18 Minneapolis. p. 57.
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Collection Area(s)
Biblical Manuscripts
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