Adoration of the Magi in a Gospel according to the four Evangelists

Historical period(s)
2nd half of the 13th century
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on parchment
H x W: 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9 7/16 in)
Armenia, Cilicia
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Armenia, Christianity, illumination, Jesus Christ, Joseph, virgin
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Paron Wasak
Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Published References
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Collection Area(s)
Biblical Manuscripts
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