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February 19, 2022

The Astonishing Survival of the Gladzor Gospels

The Astonishing Survival of the Gladzor Gospels

Lecture by S. Peter Cowe and Consuela (Chela) Metzger

Given by the Fowler Museum on November 11, 2021

Abstract: The Gladzor Gospels (1300-07) is an incomparable illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels and one of the gems of UCLA Library Special Collections. Learn about its genesis at the illustrious center of learning in medieval Armenia; the relationship between text and image on the Gospels’ pages; the traditional Armenian binding structure; and current work underway at UCLA to rebind this world treasure.

S. Peter Cowe is Narekatsi Professor of Armenian Studies and director of the Center for World Languages at UCLA. Consuela (Chela) Metzger is head of Preservation & Conservation for the UCLA Library.

You can view the Gladzor Gospels online at the UCLA Library Digital Collections

Top Image: Page from Gladzor Gospels – Wikimedia Commons February 19, 2022 at 01:46AM

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