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By Lydia A. Dournovo

Exceptionally unique style marks those works, that are thoroughly unexpected to such a lot artwork historians and experts. Even those that have had a few acquaintance with Armenian miniatures and illuminations will locate that the majority of the fabric during this ebook hasn't ever ahead of been reproduced.

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Social To the artistic milieu— a popular the individuals who milieu the world of the miniatures repre- a stage sented an ideal of the blessedness to be obtained and on the road to eternal life. These people had within them- to battle selves the urge, whether conscious or unconscious, the asagainst evil. This battle was waged as much by cctism of the hermit, flesh, as by who chastised the devil in his 93/4x12 The Gospel of own Executed in 1/2" 1038 Armenia the unexpected outbreaks of crowds directing desperate riots against the evil forces of an oppressor.

I The Ascension The Gospel of Mugni and the Gospel of 1 038 both date from the end of the first though such is a dating Even though these from neighboring different in 14 3/8 x 9 3/4" half of the eleventh century, al- The Gospel not assured for the Gospel of Mugni. two works may be contemporary, and regions, their total character that they are the fruits is of opposite Executed of Mugni in Armenia very Middle of the Eleventh Century social (Matcnadaran 7736) spheres. 56 JrjV; 57 Although related in style to the school of the manuscript of 1038, the miniatures of the manuscript shown here possess distinctive characteristics.

This rist is the Gospel of go 2 (Ms. 1144 of the Mckhita- Library of San Lazzaro, Venice), commissioned by Queen Mlk'e of Vaspurakan. Both 38 and arc very characteristic The Etchmiadzin Gospel Executed in the Monastery of Noravank', Siunik' these works, the Etch- miadzin Gospel and the Gospel of 902, arc stamped with nobility x 77/8" of a feudal regime. D. (Matcnadaran 2374) 39 The Nativity and The Adoration of the Magi The artistic qualities. effects They are notable for achieving by minimum means.

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