The New Testament

Manuscript without covers; The New Testament; Estrangelo script in black and red; 331 folios; half page flyleaf, 7 paper and 324 parchments; colophon (fol. 331 recto); standard page: one column; 27 lines of text.

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Historical period(s)
1213-1214
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.7 x 19.3 cm (10 1/8 x 7 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1937.41
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Christianity, Estrangelo script, New Testament, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To ?
Mrs. Serunian. [1]

To 1937
Dr. H. H. Serunian, Worcester, Massachusetts; by inheritance from his mother, Mrs. Serunian. [2]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. H. H. Serunian, Worcester, Massachusetts. [3]

Notes:

[1] Excerpt from the Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record: “Dr. Serunian inherited the book from his mother who was an Assyrian and brought it with her to this country. Dr. Serunian says that the covers were removed from the book to make it more easily portable when his mother's relatives escaped from Kurdistan to Persia in 1916.” See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Serunian
Dr. H. H. Serunian

Description

Manuscript without covers; The New Testament; Estrangelo script in black and red; 331 folios; half page flyleaf, 7 paper and 324 parchments; colophon (fol. 331 recto); standard page: one column; 27 lines of text.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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