ARCHBISHOP MOUSES MISSAL

MS 2082
MS Short Title ARCHBISHOP MOUSES MISSAL
Text MISSAL, FOR THE USE OF ARCHBISHOP MOUSES
Description MS in Armenian on paper, Tbilisi(?), Georgia, 1721, 30 ff. (complete), 24x18 cm, 2 columns, (20x14 cm), 21 lines in a handsome bolorgir script by the priest Avedis, each column within a gold and coloured frame, small initials in red and blue, 21 large illuminated initials formed of animals, birds, fish, people, angels, etc. in colours and gold, 22 illuminated borders of naturalistic bunches of flowers, 10 column-width miniatures, a half-page miniature of the last supper, a full-page facing title-leaf with flowers, birds and animals, and a full-page miniature showing the bishop with 8 priests within a church.
Binding Armenia, 19th c., marbled boards, leather spine, sewn on 3 cords.
Provenance 1. Archbishop Mouses, Tbilisi? (1721); 2. Tavit, Tbilisi (until 1771); 3. Krikov son of Daniel, Tbilisi and Baku (1796); 4. Church of St. Mary, Baku (1796-); 5. Sotheby's 5.12.1995:25.
Commentary Missals in Armenian are extremely unusual.
Place of origin Georgia
Dates 1721 AD

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