Leaf from a Gospel Book with Four Standing Evangelists, 1290–1330

Made in Lake Van region, Vaspurakan (Western Armenia), Armenian, Tempera and ink on parchment, Overall: 9 x 13 3/16 in. (22.8 x 33.5 cm)

Manuscripts and Illuminations, Displaying the authors of the four Gospels standing in a row at the beginning of a Gospel book is an early Christian tradition that continued to be used in some areas of Armenia into the medieval period.

by Mano Chill

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