Davit Ghazaryan, Lusine Sargsyan, Some Armenian Amulets from the Romanian Collections (Part II)

Davit Ghazaryan - Matenadaran, Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts named after Mesrop Mashtots, Yerevan
Lusine Sargsyan - Department of Armenian Art History and Theory, Yerevan State University, Yerevan
TOME LV 2017
p. 203-223
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Armenian art, Amulets in scroll, Cyprian, miniature art, folk tradition, Presentation to the Temple, Crucifixion, Sacrifice of Isaac, Adam and Eve in the Paradise, Holy Trinity, Saint Gregory the Illuminator, Saint Nerses Shnorhali, Archangel Gabriel chides the demon.

This paper aims to present two Armenian Amulets from the Romanian collections as a continuation of the previous article1. Both of them are being studied for the first time (Dud. Ms. n. 4 and Acad. Lib. Or. Ms. n. 407)2. Ms. Or. n. 407 of the Academy Library of Bucharest is in scroll. The Amulet has lost the pieces at the beginning and at the end. However, the paleography and iconography of the illustrations allowed us to indicate the Amulet in scroll back to the 18th century. The next Amulet (Dud. Ms. n. 4) is in the form of book, which is among the prayers of different saints, contains also the prayer of St. Cyprian. According to colophon the manuscript was written in 1762 in Jerusalem.