Dess dekor r pminner om den traditionella bgformade utsmyckningen av prstbord, men den hgra kolumnen r ersatt med en stor dekorativ initial.

ΟΙ ΙΟΥΔΑΙΟΙ ΗΜΙΝ ΟΥΚ ΕΞΕΣΤΙΝ ΑΠΟΚΤΕΙΝΑΙ OYΔΕΝΑ ΙΝΑ Ο ΛΟΓΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΙΗΣΟΥ ΠΛΗΡΩΘΗ ΟΝ ΕΙ- ΠΕΝ ΣHΜΑΙΝΩΝ ΠΟΙΩ ΘΑΝΑΤΩ ΗΜΕΛΛΕΝ ΑΠΟ- ΘΝHΣΚΕΙΝ ΕΙΣΗΛΘΕΝ ΟΥΝ ΠΑΛΙΝ ΕΙΣ ΤΟ ΠΡΑΙΤΩ- ΡΙΟΝ Ο ΠIΛΑΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΦΩΝΗΣΕΝ ΤΟΝ ΙΗΣΟΥΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΠΕΝ ΑΥΤΩ ΣΥ ΕΙ O ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΙΟΥ- ΔAΙΩN the Jews, “For us it is not permitted to kill anyone,” so that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he sp- oke signifying what kind of death he was going to die.

Entered therefore again into the Praeto- rium Pilate and summoned Jesus and said to him, “Thou art king of the Jews?

” This manuscript, called the Rylands Library Papyrus P52, is on exhibition at Rylands Library in Manchester, UK.

Its decor is evocative of the traditional arch-shaped ornamentation of the Canon tables, but the right-hand column is replaced by a large decorative initial.

The name of the illuminator, Stepanos, is inscribed on the left-hand part of the page.

It is traditionally assumed that the manuscript was illuminated by three artists, though the names of two of them remain unknown.

The decor mainly consists of interlacing patterns which incorporate the figures of both naturalistic and fantastic birds and animals inspired by ancient symbolism and heathen totems.�Denna r den enda huvudsidan i manuskriptet.

Other characteristics deserving of special attention which go back to earlier iconographic models concern the treatment of the image of Christ depicted with a short beard, the types and postures of the Apostles, and the representation of Jerusalem.�Miniatyrer som finns infrlivade i texten hittas sllan i armeniska manuskript daterade innan 1200-talet.

Det allra tidigaste exemplet i Matenadaran r Evangelie-manuskriptet dom dateras till sent 900-talet eller tidigt 1000-tal (MS10780).

I mitten av kompositionen, istllet fr det vanliga ensamma trdet, har konstnren placerat tv.

Andra drag som krver speciell uppmrksamhet som gr tillbaka till tidigare ikonografiska modeller berr behandlingen av bilden av Jesus som finns avbildad med ett kort skgg, typerna och kroppshllningen hos apostlarna och representationen av Jerusalem.