BnF syr. 344

See catalogue entry here; Paintings with legends in Syriac and Armenian 

  • f. 1v The angel, Gabriel, Mary, and the Holy Spirit at the Annunciation
  • f. 2r The Virgin, the creche, two animal heads; the magi; two angels. The departure for Egypt?
  • f. 2v The presentation at the temple. The old man Simeon and four persons
  • f. 3r The resurrection of Lazarus– f. 3v The entrance into Jerusalem, the day of palms
  • f. 3bis. The baptism of Christ in the Jordan and the transfiguration
  • f. 4 Jesus washing the feet of Peter with the other disciples present. Jesus and the two thieves on the cross
  • f. 5 Joseph and Nicodemus burying Christ. Jesus went to find Adam and the just in those in limbo and pierce the dragon
  • f. 6 Resurrection – Ascension
  • f. 7 Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles– the Triumph of the cross, punishments for sinners
  • f. 8 Christ on the chariot of the Cherubim, Paradise – Matthew and Mark
  • f. 9 Luke and John
Manuscript Name: 
BnF syr. 344
Armenian, Syriac
Approximate Date: 
1500 CE
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