Sacred Leaves Manuscript Collection

Alternative Title

Catalogue 24



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Publication Date

January 2001


Seven large decorated headpieces featuring floral patterns and zoomorphic initials located on ff. 8v, 44r, 84r, 147r, 232v, 250v, and 269r. Three half-page headpieces with cusped arch design, floral patterns, and architectural motifs located on ff. 1r, 107r, and 186r. Several marginal decorations in purple, heavily cropped.


Manuscripts, Armenia, Illumination of books and manuscripts, Hymns, Armenian


Text in Armenian. Original image found in: Sacred leaves liturgy & devotion: manuscripts from England to Ethiopia. Text identification: ff. 1r-8r: Canon of the birty of the Holy Theotokos; ff. 8v-43v: Canon of Teophany of the Lucernam or Lighting of Lamps; ff. 44r-83v: Canon of Shrove Tuesday; ff. 84r-106v: Canon of the Raising of Lazarus; ff. 107r-146v: Canon of Holy Easter; ff. 147r-185v: Canon of Pentecost; ff. 186r-232r: Canon of the Eve of the Holy Cross; ff. 232v-250r: Canon of the whole body of martyrs; ff. 250v-268v: Canon of the whole body of those that have died in Christ; ff. 269r-289v: Doxologies of the Resurrection of our Lord; ff. 290r-314v: Canon of Saints Nurses. Binding: Contemporary binding of brown leather wrapped over wooden boards, with gilt border on front, back, and spine; with paper edged in red. Provenance: Sotheby's Western manuscripts and miniatures, Tuesday 18 June 2002, lot 30. Items in this collection are only available online; we do not have physical copies of these items in the USF Library's Special Collections. The original items were returned to the donor.

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Media Type

illuminated manuscripts



Holding Location

University of South Florida



Hymnal (Saraknoc'), Armenia, Cilician Kingdom, Sis Catalogue 24



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