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MS. Arm. g. 4 (R)

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Phylactery, A.D. 1706-7.

1.
Language(s): Armenian

Full-length portrait of Nerses at head, surmounted by a picture of a vase of flowers. The course of the prayer is also broken by two pictures, one a half-length figure of Jesus Christ, and the other representing the Crucifixion - the latter having more connexion with the following article.

2.
Incipit: Թագաւոր հզօր ապաւէն ծարաւելոց...
Language(s): Armenian

The prayer is followed nu a piece of 4 verses, beginning with Չար Իշխանքըն խաւարին...

3.
Incipit: Բարեխօսութբ՟ ս՟բ ա՟ծածնին...
Incipit: Տուր տր՟ թագաւորաց հաշտութի՟...
Incipit: Սբ՟ Փոկաս եպիսկոպոս...
Incipit: Գայր գետն յորդանան եւ բերէր ծառ մի գեղեցիկ...
Language(s): Armenian

All prayers are executed as medallions, and each is preceded by a special picture.

4.
Language(s): Armenian

A paragraph referring to Gen. xxii. Եւ էառ Աբրահամ զորդին իւր զ Իսահակ...

5.
Language(s): Armenian

From Matt.i.1-17.

6.
Incipit: Հոգի Այ՟ սրբեա զիս...
Language(s): Armenian

This is surmounted by a picture of the sacred chalice, in which stands a figure of our Lord holding a wager and bestowing the benediction, while seraphs serve as supporters to the chalice.

7.
Incipit: Անսկիզբն Ած՟ Հայր սբ՟...
Language(s): Armenian

In this orayer are addresses to 28 angels, under their names, and with the addition of the special titles approprate to their protection functions. The prayer is preceded by a figure of an angel bearing a two-belted globe surmounted by a cross.

8.
Incipit: Երջանիկ մեծ զաւրական քի՟...
Language(s): Armenian

At the head is a picture representing St. Sargis on horseback holding a club, and St. Martyros, who is depicted as a child, riding behind him.

9.
Incipit: Որդի Այ՟ կենդանւոյ...
Language(s): Armenian

Preceded by a picture of the Saint.

10.
Incipit: Ած՟ յաւիտէնական որ իջեր ի ստորին կողմն...
Language(s): Armenian

Physical Description

Form: scroll
Dimensions (leaf): 18' 11" × 3" in.

Layout

Hand(s)

Written in Nōtrgir script

History

Origin: 1706

Provenance and Acquisition

This MS. was bough from the Rev. S. Baronian in July, 1887.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Baronian, Sukias, Rev.; Conybeare, F. C. (Frederick Cornwallis); Catalogue of the Armenian manuscripts in the Bodleain Library; Oxford, at the Clarendon Press 1918

Availability

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (single sample image)

Funding of Cataloguing

JISC-??-

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