MS. Arm. g. 4 (R)
Phylactery, A.D. 1706-7.
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.
The prayer is followed nu a piece of 4 verses, beginning with Չար Իշխանքըն խաւարին...
All prayers are executed as medallions, and each is preceded by a special picture.
A paragraph referring to Gen. xxii. Եւ էառ Աբրահամ զորդին իւր զ Իսահակ...
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.
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.
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.
Preceded by a picture of the Saint.
Written in Nōtrgir script
Provenance and Acquisition
This MS. was bough from the Rev. S. Baronian in July, 1887.
Digital Bodleian (single sample image)
Funding of Cataloguing