Thursday, September 24, 2015

Armenian Church donates 13th-century manuscript to Getty Museum

By Eve M. Kahn
One of the Canon Table pages from 1256.Credit The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA---The J. Paul Getty Museum, after years of legal wrangling over eight pieces of colorful medieval parchment in its collection, announced on Monday that it has recognized a different rightful owner: the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America. The pages, which the illuminator T’oros Roslin painted in the 13th century, were somehow separated a century ago from the rest of a religious manuscript, the Zeyt’un Gospels, which has been preserved at the Matenadaran institute in Armenia. Church officials are donating the pages to the Getty. [link]