Book/Printed Material Hmayil (Armenian prayer scroll) number 1. Armenian prayer scroll number 1

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Title

  • Hmayil (Armenian prayer scroll) number 1.

Other Title

  • Armenian prayer scroll number 1

Summary

  • Hmayils (phylacteries, or prayer scrolls) in the form of highly decorated and illuminated scrolls came into use in the Armenian Church the 17th century. The 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. The intricate engravings are hand colored. Designed for domestic use and for travel, the hmayil format remained in use until the 19th century. This example, dating from around 1725, received extensive conservation treatment at the Library of Congress and has been restored almost to its original state. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Ateshian, Aram, Archbishop, 1954- associated name

Created / Published

  • [Istanbul] : [publisher not identified], 1725.

Headings

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

Notes

  • -  Initial text begins: Hayr Surb ...
  • -  Paper.
  • -  Printed text and minatures; color added by hand to the minatures after printing. Printed text is in bolorgir (rounded letters). Miniatures depict scenes from the life of Christ, saints, and angels.
  • -  Scroll repaired in 20th century with adhesive and Turkish paper currency.
  • -  The scroll is preserved in its constituent panels that have been separateed.
  • -  Also available in digital form.
  • -  In Armenian.

Medium

  • 1 scroll : illustrations ; 7 m, 72 cm x 10 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • GR540 .H63 1725

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2014373044

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Ateshian, Aram, Archbishop, Associated Name. Hmayil Armenian prayer scroll number 1. [Istanbul: publisher not identified, 1725] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2014373044/.

APA citation style:

Ateshian, A. (1725) Hmayil Armenian prayer scroll number 1. [Istanbul: publisher not identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2014373044/.

MLA citation style:

Ateshian, Aram, Archbishop, Associated Name. Hmayil Armenian prayer scroll number 1. [Istanbul: publisher not identified, 1725] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2014373044/>.