Manuscript No. 28: Ritual Book, A.D. 1814
- Manuscript No. 28: Ritual Book, A.D. 1814
- Uniform title
- Armenian Manuscripts
- A defective copy of the Ritual Book (Mashtots’) of the Armenian Church. Its principle divisions are as follows:Fol.1. BlankFols. 1v-2v. Fragment from the Canon of BaptismFols. 3-19v. Canon of marriage. (pages 6-67, comprising 31 leaves, are missing.)Fols. 20-26. Canon of the removal of the marriage crown.(Fol. 26v is blank).Fols. 27-39. Canon of confession.Fol. 30. Colophon.Fols. 39v-43v. Blank.Fol. 44. Inscription written by Dr. Minasian.
- Most of the text written in bolorgir, the remainder (fols. 6-9, 20, 27-29v, 35v-36, 38-39) in notragir, text written in one column of 20-23 lines. Subtitles in red bolorgir, or notragir, and initials mostly in red erkat’agir.
- According to the brief colophon on fol. 39, the book was written at New Julfa in Aspahan (that is, Isfahan) by the priest Mik’ayel Ter Yovhannesian. The writing was completed on Adam 1 (= April 20) in 1814. On the endsheet facing the inside front cover we ding an inscription written in Armenian that reads: “At New Julfa, 27 May 1883. Priest Y. Ter Eghiazar.” We can perhaps assume that this priest once owned the book.We learn from a notice on fol. 44 that Dr. Minasian purchased the codex on November 19,1951, from the priest Nerses.
- 44 folios
- 17.5x11.5 cm.
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