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Gospel book
Armenia, Dǎsirk', 13th century
MS M.620 fol. 2r

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

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