Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Kirkor Minassian 1874 - 1944
This opening page of the Gospel of St. Luke is the only one from the manuscript that has been preserved. The text is framed by a double band, and unusual method of presentation, which gives the appearance of a rug, with the text taking the place of the central motif. On the basis of the style of the script and decoration, the page can be assigned to a provincial school in the region of Melitene and the Taurus Mountains and dated to the middle of the 11th century.
- Published References
- Sirarpie Der Nersessian. Armenian Manuscripts in the Freer Gallery of Art. Oriental Studies Series, no. 6 Washington, 1963. pp. 1-7, pl. 1, 4 fig. 7.
- 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. 13, p. 469.
- Frederic Macler. Documents d'Art Armeniens: de Arte Illustrandi, Collections Diverses. Paris. pp. 37-38, pls. 8-10.
- Avedis Krikor Sajian. Catalogue of Medieval Armenian Manuscripts in the United States. University of California Publications, Near Eastern Studies; vol. 16 Berkeley. pp. 709-711.
- Collection Area(s)
- Biblical Manuscripts
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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