The Vale Four Gospels from Georgia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 December 2017

This is a festive and richly illuminated codex-type manuscript made of Persian and Italian watermarked paper. Written (or copied) in the Georgia Nuskhuri script by Zosime from Vale at Samtskhe Atabegs court scriptorium around 1514 CE, this set of gospels was commissioned by Patron Spiridon and his son Patron Ioram. Adorned with miniatures, cannon tables, and headpieces, these gospels strictly follow the traditions of the "Byzantine school." (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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