From France to Armenia: four miniature pages from the world's most valuable manuscripts

UNESCO - Memory of the World

Prague (Czech Republic); Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers, near Reims (France); Istanbul (Turkey); Monastery of Noravank (Armenia) — Around 512; Between 820 and 840; 1400

UNESCO - Memory of the World

UNESCO - Memory of the World

Prague (Czech Republic); Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers, near Reims (France); Istanbul (Turkey); Monastery of Noravank (Armenia) — Around 512; Between 820 and 840; 1400

  1. Launched in 1992 by UNESCO, the Memory of the World Program aims to preserve documents of all kinds

  2. It is an international effort to document and safeguard the documentary heritage of all humanity

  3. The four manuscripts in this compendium have diverse origins ranging from France to Armenia

Kassette UNESCO - Memory of the World - Luxus Edition

Codex Etchmiadzin

Baptism of Jesus

The Armenian Apostolic Church is one of the oldest in the world and has its own unique artistic tradition, e.g. this literal depiction from the life of Jesus: “It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. Then a voice came from heaven, ‘You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased’.” (Mark 1:9-11)

UNESCO - Memory of the World

Alternative Titles:
  • Kassette UNESCO - Memory of the World
  • UNESCO - Weltdokumentenerbe
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
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  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology

Short Description

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program is an international effort to document and safeguard the documentary heritage of all humanity. Part of the process of preserving these historic documents includes creating facsimiles of them, so that they may be studied without danger of harming the original specimen. The four manuscripts in this compendium have diverse origins ranging from France to Armenia.

UNESCO - Memory of the World

Launched in 1992 by UNESCO, the Memory of the World Program aims to preserve and sustainably protect documents of all kinds - from manuscripts, books, and scores to pictorial, audio, and video documents, "which preserve the collective memory of people in different countries around the world ". The following facsimile sheets originate from codices that the program regards as being particularly worthy of protection and preservation in recent decades.
The set contains pages from the following manuscripts, which are listed under the Memory of the World Program:

  1. Vienna Dioscorides (Vienna, ÖNB Cod. Vindob. Med. Gr. 1),
    Ca. 512, Constantinople
    Memory of the World Program since 1997

  2. Codex Etchmiadzin (Yerevan, Mashtots Matenadaran Cod. 2374),
    Ca. 989, Armenia
    Memory of the World Program since 1997

  3. The Golden Bull (Vienna, ÖNB Vindob 338),
    1400, Prague
    Memory of the World Program since 2013

  4. Utrecht Psalter (Utrecht, Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit Hs. 32),
    820–840, Hautvillers
    Memory of the World Program since 2015

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Kassette UNESCO - Memory of the World
UNESCO - Weltdokumentenerbe
Size / Format
7 leaves / 42.0 x 30.0 cm 33.0 x 25.6 cm 38.0 x 31.0 cm 34.5 x 26.0 cm
Date
Around 512; Between 820 and 840; 1400
Language
Illustrations
7 Miniatures
Artist / School
Previous Owners
Kassette UNESCO - Memory of the World - Luxus Edition

The Golden Bull

Golden Bull – Christ the King

This gorgeous Gothic manuscript containing the laws of the Holy Roman Empire begins with the rules concerning the election of the emperor. The text is partly composed in glimmering gold ink, and gold features prominently on the rest of the page. The exemplary initial on the left accompanies a miniature of Christ, flanked by two angels, enthroned as a king with an orb in one hand and making the sign of the benediction with the other.

The floral border is truly impressive, it is a menagerie of birds, foxes, dogs, and apes in a forest of red, blue, and green tendrils. A helmet with a splendid plume and crown appears at the top of the page, and human figures in the marginalia range from a soldier armed with spear and shield to bathing blonde maidens.

2 available facsimile edition(s) of „UNESCO - Memory of the World“

Kassette UNESCO - Memory of the World - Luxus Edition
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
UNESCO - Memory of the World – Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
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Kassette UNESCO - Memory of the World - Luxus Edition

1 volume: 7 leaves under passe-partouts: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 2015–2016
Limited Edition
99 copies
Binding
Box
Commentary
1 volume
Language: German
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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Kassette UNESCO - Memory of the World - Standard Edition

1 volume: 4 leaves under passe-partouts: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 2015–2016
Binding
Box
Commentary
1 volume
Language: German
More Information
Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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