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Manuscript/Mixed Material Hmayil (Armenian prayer scroll) number 2. Armenian prayer scroll number 2

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About this Item

Title

  • Hmayil (Armenian prayer scroll) number 2.

Other Title

  • Armenian prayer scroll number 2

Summary

  • Hmayils (phylacteries, or prayer scrolls) in the form of highly decorated and illuminated scrolls came into use in Armenia in the 17th century. These manuscripts contained sermons, magical formulas, and prayers to avoid all kinds of dangers--especially to ward off dews (demons). Printed editions, such as this example, were devoted to prayers, Gospel readings, and sermons. Designed for domestic use and for travel, the hmayil format remained in use until the 19th century. This example from the collections of the Library of Congress contains intricate hand-colored engravings. It received extensive conservation treatment at the Library of Congress and was restored almost to its original state. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Ateshian, Aram, Archbishop, 1954- associated name

Created / Published

  • 19th century.

Headings

  • -  Armenian Church--Prayers and devotions
  • -  Incantations, Armenian

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form.
  • -  Near East scanned

Medium

  • 1 scroll : illustrations ; cm x cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • BX

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2014373043

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection

Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division, Armenian Rarities

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Chicago citation style:

Ateshian, Aram, Archbishop, Associated Name. Hmayil Armenian prayer scroll number 2. 19th Century. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2014373043/.

APA citation style:

Ateshian, A. Hmayil Armenian prayer scroll number 2. 19th Century. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2014373043/.

MLA citation style:

Ateshian, Aram, Archbishop, Associated Name. Hmayil Armenian prayer scroll number 2. 19th Century. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2014373043/>.