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Armenian Gospel Iconography

Armenian Gospel Iconography

The Tradition of the Glajor Gospel

Thomas F. Mathews, Avedis K. Sanjian

ISBN 9780884021834

Publication date: 01/01/1991

This is the first monographic study of a single Armenian manuscript, the Glajor Gospel, a fourteenth-century illuminated manuscript. In addition to critical studies of the iconography of the illuminations, Thomas Mathews and Avedis Sanjian provide the history of the Glajor Gospel and the political and cultural setting in which it was produced, as well as the history of the monastery and school of Glajor. All full-page illuminations from the Gospel are reproduced at their original size, with twenty-four color illustrations.


  • The book offers a paradigm, one which should become a classic, of how an individual illustrated manuscript must be studied.

    —Journal of the Society of Armenian Studies

Book Details

  • 440 pages
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection