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Nish A. Jamgotch collection

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Jamgotch (Nish A.) Collection

Inventory of the NISH A. JAMGOTCH COLLECTION, LATE 1600S-EARLY 1700S
ms0198

Summary Information

Repository
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Special Collections
Title
Nish A. Jamgotch Collection
ID
ms0198
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1698
Date [inclusive]
LATE 1600S-EARLY 1700S
Extent
2.0 Items
Language
Armenian
Abstract
Armenian phylacteries or scrolls containing prayers, readings from the Gospels, magical formulas, and invocations for protection. Includes one manuscript phylactery (undated) with 12 miniature colored paintings of several apostles and saints and one printed phylactery (1698).

Preferred Citation note

Nish A. Jamgotch Collection, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Special Collections 1992

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use note

Not held by UNC Charlotte Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Nish A. Jamgotch Jr., 1989.

Processing Information note

Randy Penninger, October, 1992.

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Collection Inventory

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MANUSCRIPT (ca. 1600s or 1700s) 

Scope and Contents note

Missing beginning and ending sections and lacks the colophon providing date and place of execution and names of scribe and commissioner. Style suggests an execution date of the 17th or 18th century. Apparently done for an individual named Petros and later owned by an individual named Ohanes. Two birth inscriptions on verso: Margrit (b. 1817) and Yakob (b. 1822). The manuscript contains 12 miniature paintings: 8 apostles, portraits of the Madonna and Child, St. John the Baptist, St. Stephen the Protomartyr, St. Gregory the Illuminator, and an Archangel.

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PRINTED COPY (1698) 

Scope and Contents note

Fragmentary printed copy of the Phylactery. Inscription at end gives a printing date of August, 1698. Missing beginning of scroll. Apparently owned by an individual named Poghos (Paul).

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