Lot 3. BOOK OF PRAYER TONATSUYTS (XIV-Xv century)

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Auction date:02.06.2017   14:30
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Lot 3BOOK OF PRAYER TONATSUYTS (XIV-Xv century)
BOOK OF PRAYER TONATSUYTS (XIV-Xv century)
Binding Armenian leather, blind-stamped, partially conserved, restored. Paper-oriental, vergeures vertical. Guards in paper later. 156 folios, pagination modern partial. 72 x 104 mm ; surface written : 40 x 70 mm. 18/19 lines per page,spaced 3.4 mm. Text in full page.

Bolorgir regular, ink dark brown and then black. Initial erkatagir, large initial ornithomorphes. Ornaments, marginal, sombre pink, light pink, blue-grey. A blindfold, p. 147.

Thirteen quires of 12 ff., the first lacuneux of 4 ff. the before-last, 13, 2 ff. ; the last, not signed, has only 6 ff. XIV-Xv century. The manuscript contains liturgical chants(manrusumunk) for the mass and the of this, sometimes with a neumatic notation ; and an ordo (tonatsuyts)

The first 22 parts, p. 1-147 are found in large part in the Armenian manuscripts 49 and 81 of the national Library of France ; and then, no. 23-34, p. 147-308, an ordo. The n is again a manrusumunk, which includes the parts 10-16 of the first part.

A note from the possessor of the Seventeenth century, on the back of the first guard, repeated in the margin lower p. 147, and more explicit p. 90 : "tonatsuyts is in memory of the soul of Sir Mikayel, who gave it to his ls Simeon and Grigor, that no one seizes it ! "Probably copied in Anatolia.

We would like to thank Professor Bernard Outtier for the description of this lot.

Year armenian manuscript, the XIV th. c. Oriental paper, leather, restored

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