This Armenian manuscript was created in 1475 by a Armenian scribe named Aristakes for the Armenian Apostolic Church

It contains a series of sixteen images on the life of Christ preceding the text of the Gospels, as well as the traditional Evangelist portraits, and there are marginal illustrations throughout. The style of the miniatures, which employ brilliant colors and emphasize decorative patterns, is characteristic of manuscript production in the region around Lake Van during the fifteenth century.

This jeweled and enameled silver binding bears a composition of the Adoration of the Magi on the front and the Ascension on the back.

Numerous inscriptions  spanning a few centuries attest to the manuscript’s long history of use and revered preservation