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Canon tables from the Zeyt'un Gospels
Hromklay, Armenia (Place created)
Tempera colors, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Gift of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia
The Zeyt'un Gospels, made in the
Originally designed by
Armenia established its own independent church in the 300s, distinct from both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions. In medieval Armenia, religious books such as this one were believed to serve as heavenly intercessors for those involved with the books' creation, patronage, or care;
September 21, 2015
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Catholicos Konstandin I, died 1267
In the possession of the Atamian Family
Acquired by The J. Paul Getty Museum
Gift of The Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia , by agreement
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