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Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Armen. 116


Additional Information

  • Appr. Date: 14th c. (14th c. (1307))
  • Genres: Religious misc.
  • Illustrations: Yes


Codex parisinus armeniacus 116 (ancien fonds arménien 46.1; BnF cod. 57.648). First of three companion volumes (nos. 116-118, olim 46.1-3), copied in 1307 by Simeon of Bayburt, Gregory Sukiasson, and Avag the Vegetarian.  Collection of homilies and martyrologies: in our Bibliography and Online Resources see Kévorkian for details in Armenian (with incidental further bibliography), Macler for French.

Occasional, small, typically Armenian illustrations of flowers, birds and such. Beautiful title on 276r (old foliation 267r) is in Armenian letters made entirely out of birds.  Some sections have no fewer than three columns of text.

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