225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Armenia, Dǎsirk', 13th century
MS M.620 fol. 11r
Rectangular headpiece with niche, decorated with geometric and foliate ornament.
Above, pair of peacocks flank two smaller birds feeding from vessel; a central taller vessel holds foliage.
Below, nimbed angel as Evangelist symbol of Matthew, holding cross-inscribed book, all forming part of initial at beginning of Matthew 1:1 in pharagir (zoomorphic) letters.
In right margin, cross with flared arms, above decoration of floreate and zoomorphic ornament.
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