"The Truest, the Best, and the Most Accurate [ճշմարտագոյնն լաւն եւ անսխալն]": Reading Color and Image in a Fifteenth-Century Armenian Manuscript from Kaffa

Qiu, Earnestine.


  • The illustrated fifteenth-century Armenian manuscript of The Lives of the Desert Fathers (MS 285, Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem) produced in Crimea belongs to a rich textual tradition. Despite its significance as an early and sumptuously illustrated copy of the Lives, however, Jerusalem 285 has received very little attention aside from one monograph published by Nira Stone in 1997. Stone ... read more
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