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Gospel book
Armenia, Dǎsirk', 13th century
MS M.620 fol. 1v

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Eusebius of Caesarea, Palestine, as half figure, nimbed, with right hand indicating inscribed scroll in left hand, within lunette of architectural frame decorated with geometric and foliate ornament.
Above, pair of confronting peacocks flank vase.
Below, text begins prologue of Eusebius of Caesarea, Palestine, his letter to Carpianus, framed by three columns.
Left margin decorated with two trees surmounted by two birds.
Illustration for Eusebius, Letter to Carpianus.

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