Treasures in Heaven: Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts

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For over a thousand years the pre-eminent expression of Armenian culture was the illuminated manuscript--above all, the illustrated Gospel Book. Brilliantly painted and often bound in silver and decorated with jewels, these volumes constitute the principal source of information on the history, religion, language, and art of Armenia. "Treasures in Heaven" is a comprehensive introduction in English to the art and history of Armenian manuscript painting. It reveals the degree to which this art form embodies a distinctively ...

Treasures in Heaven: Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts 1994, Princeton University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780691037516

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