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The number Chantre, then deputy director of the Lyon Mu- of collectors of medieval antiquities in Russia seum, who wanted to bring together as many grew so fast that, in the middle of the nineteenth objects as possible from important excavation century, there were more than one hundred pri- sites like Koban, Samtavro, Redkin-Lager and vate collections in Russia Khrushkova , Stepantsminda.

In fact, the French scholar, at- ; Moretti During the second half of tempting to draw parallels with central Europe- the century, this number grew even more. Bediashvili, Bodet , ; heti and Imereti to the Russian empire at the Sagona , 7. As a consequence, the Russian beginning of the nineteenth century. Clergymen were provided with a dox Church to the Holy Synod of the Russian salary, but only a limited number of designated Orthodox Church that caused the pillage of nu- figures, appearing in a special list, signed by merous ecclesiastical treasuries and their sub- the governing body of the Church, were actual- sequent sale to private collectors.

Even though ly paid cf. Bubulashvili Moreover, wasting its property, suppressing the language beginning with Teophilact Rusanov from Saint and then returning to Russia with stolen goods Petersburg and lasting until the res- and money Durnovo , Probably the toration of autocephaly in , all the exarchs in most well-known robbery happened in , Georgia were ethnic Russians, with very little or when this exarch acted as an accomplice to gov- no knowledge of Georgian language and culture ernor-general Levashov of Kutaisi, who stole the Grdzelidze, George, Vischer , In collaboration with the exarch, dency to legitimize the Slav typikon in Church the governor commissioned a Russian artist, a services and to eschew the old Georgian hymns certain Vasilyev, to design a new triptych, while spread to the countryside as well Grdzelidze, another artist, the goldsmith Pavel Sazikov, was George, Vischer , A letter from the appointed to execute the metal chasing in im- Russian imperial court, written in and ad- itation of the original.

Physical conquest will not endure of Gelati Amiranashvili , 4; Amiranashvili without a spiritual victory. Such victory is indeed , Finally, in order to obtain total subjection During his incumbency, icons from the Sioni ca- of the Georgian clergy, a decision was made to thedral and the monasteries of Mtskheta, Alaver- confiscate all church land. In Eastern Georgia, di, Bodbe, Jumati and others were robbed of their the state seizure of church lands was permitted precious stones Bubulashvili , Feigning a desire to All movable and immovable property of the restore the old cover, he had it removed, fixed a Georgian church entered into the possession of cheap silver reproduction by Sazikov in its place, the Imperial Treasury.

With the approval of the an ordinary serviceman of state cf. Khakhuli Triptych, 10thth century. Treasury of Georgian Museum of Arts. Buckton , removed medieval the local monasteries in order to prevent further icons from churches and monasteries in Western thefts and losses Lazarev , The project Georgia Jumati, Khobi, Martvili and Shemok- was carried out by Kondakov himself, with the medi again under the pretext of wanting to re- assistance of the late Georgian historian and ar- store them, and had them replaced with cheap chaeologist Dimitri Bakradze, without any doubt silver copies Amiranashvili , 4; Lazarev the leading figure in Georgian archaeological , 13; Pokrovskij , 5.

The icons obviously scholarship in the ss. The volume, never returned to the monasteries, and ended named The Description of the Ancient Artifacts up in various private collections. For instance, in some Sanctuaries of Georgia, was published an icon of the Archangel Michael from Juma- a year after the discovery, in , in Saint Pe- ti, from the twelfth century, made its way into tersburg Kondakov As the title suggests, the collection of Alexej Bobrinskoy fig.

The this short text of about pages, without intro- count was very happy with his acquisition but, duction or conclusion, provides the basic infor- not knowing the origin of the icon, he boasted mation about the precious items gold, silver and about it to the prominent Russian art historian enamel preserved in the churches and monastic and Byzantinist Nikodim Kondakov Foletti , treasuries in various Georgian regions. Starting The latter immediately recognized it as a with Gelati, the richest monastery, which was precious Georgian revetment, and even identi- founded in by King Davit the Builder, the fied it with one of his photographs from when publication then takes the structure of present- the icon was still in the monastery of Jumati.

Icon of Archangel Michael, twelfth century.

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Monastery of Jumati. His life and of tsar Alexander III , imperial policy activities illustrate the general situation of the was marked by a greater centralization, russi- nascent Georgian intelligentsia of that period in fication of the Empire, of which the Southern a remarkable way. Caucasus was now an integral part. Moreover, He was born in the village of Khashmi, in under the new tsar, the region was no longer gov- the Kakheti region, as the son of a local priest. The even stating that the ideas for the best art pro- seminary in Tbilisi, at that time, was the high- duced in Georgia came from Constantinople.

During their studies abroad, objects. As a consequence, a return to the traditional way of life was no longer possible for them Reisner 4 Georgian Archaeology: Dimitri , ; cf. After Bakradze and Ekvtime Taqaishvili coming home, they engaged in a movement for national enlightenment, as well as in an attempt This inevitably leads us to wonder whether the to modernize their fatherland, where a simple point of view of Georgian scholars was different rural life was predominant and where, except from the Russian.

In the initial part of this paper, for a few nobles and clerics, people had little or we mentioned that, during the last third of the no sense of their own nationhood cf. Suny , nineteenth century, archaeology — in the broad- ; cf. As a modern national cul- materials is rather limited in comparison with ture, this was to integrate the different regions Russian and even Western scholars involved in and social classes into a standardized culture the research of Caucasian antiquities.

Reisner This was done with a flourishing literary production in the Georgian language, which was first restricted and then totally ex- cluded from state school curricula, and also by founding numerous cultural societies, starting in the s. The most important of these, a re- al key organization for the national movement, the Society for the Spreading of Literacy among Georgians6 was founded in and organized mainly by Ilia Chavchavadze, Dimitri Kipiani and Iakob Gogebashvili Gabisonia , Although the Georgian language continued to be repressed, the Society, entirely dependent on membership fees, was successful in opening nu- merous elementary schools and libraries on the Georgian mainland, and in places with a consid- erable presence of ethnic Georgians Vladikav- kaz or Baku Reisner , After his return to Georgia in , Dimitri Bakradze held several teaching and official positions across the country.

In , he per- manently settled in Tbilisi, where he energeti- cally engaged in public and scholarly activities, mainly in the domain of archaeology and history.

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He was present for the foundation of the pre- viously mentioned Society of Amateurs of Cau- casian Archaeology, which helped organize the large archaeological congress in Tbilisi. Dimitri Bakradze , date unknown. Gamqrelidze , Born gia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey,11 we must in the Kutaisi region to a noble family in , not forget that the Society was not preoccupied he graduated from Saint Petersburg University only with antique and medieval monuments in in , in history and Classical philology. From Georgia, but the whole Caucasus region, as was to , he lectured in history, geography, Bakradze himself.

He was a member of alphabetical order and the book is written in the Saint Petersburg and Moscow archaeolog- Russian. As indicated, eracy among Georgians. From to , he Bakradze did not have a specifically art histor- chaired the Society of History and Ethnography ical or archaeological education, he was mainly of Georgia, which he founded together with a cir- a theologian and historian. In , he joined cle of scholars and amateurs in Georgian histo- Dimitri Kipiani and Ilia Chavchavadze in the es- ry, literature and folklore.

It was the first purely tablishment of the Society for the Spreading of Georgian scientific society established after the Literacy among Georgians and actively partic- First State Duma legalized the establishment of ipated in its activities cf. Dumbadze In national scientific societies Reisner , Nevertheless, the University in Tbilisi.

After its solemn open- despite his enormous efforts to organize scien- ing in February , he became one of its first tific and cultural life in Georgia, despite his pub- professors. Schnirelmann ; for Armenian historiography od medieval architecture see Maranci More recent books and articles about the scholar are almost exclusively in the Georgian language. Ekvtime Taqaishvili Figure 5. Even though some of his ma- of Christianity in Georgia. Gam- qrelidze , Baumgartner , The volumes have been integrated in a recent project led by Roin Metreveli, publishing the most important works of Taqaishvili in the Georgian language in a twelve-volume collection.

The first four volumes have already been published. Taqaishvili Group photo of Ekvtime Taqaishvili in the middle and his colleagues at Jvari, date unknown. In this way, the newly-described Georgian affairs, Taqaishvili himself was deeply involved medieval monuments confirmed a much vaster in politics: he actually took part in the establish- territory of the medieval Georgian kingdom than ment of the National Democratic Party of Geor- the contemporary boundaries of what was soon gia in Between and , he was even to become the first Georgian nation-state, the elected to the post of Deputy Chairman in the Democratic Republic of Georgia, established in Constituent Assembly of the new republic.

With- May Rayfield made it an instrument of the national question, , Nevertheless, no historical argu- for which he is remembered even today. Finally, 5 Georgian National Treasure in the fragile context of the ending World War and of negotiations for the new division of power, What was nevertheless common to both of these on 4 June , the new Georgian government big names in Georgian archaeology was the de- signed almost all Southwest Georgia away to sire not only to describe and study the ancient Turkey, in exchange for recognition of their in- monuments of Georgia, but above all, to protect dependent statehood cf.

Rayfield , In order to save old Georgian manu- lidze , One of the aims of the Society of scripts, icons, reliquaries and liturgical vessels Amateurs of Caucasian Archaeology was thus left in abandoned churches and monasteries, not only to collect, but also to purchase valuable there had been a proposal, as early as the s, antiquities all over the Caucasus.

Finally, the Society for the Spreading of Liter- The initiator of the project was none other than acy among Georgians also engaged in collecting Dimitri Bakradze. In , he appealed for sup- old documents, manuscripts and valuable books port from the Imperial Academy of Sciences. Al- from all over Georgia, though it did not have an though he gained the support of the Academy, appropriate space for the growing collection. It the museum saw the light of day only over ten was stored at the offices of the Society before years later, in , because, according to Eldar being moved, in August , to three rooms Bubulashvili, the Russian exarchs opposed its in the newly built Gymnasium for Nobility, a establishment Bubulashvili , Reisner , , Taqaishvili such an initiative.

On the erature, science, and culture of the Georgian initiative of the German explorer Gustav Rad- nation have been lost, so the Georgian nation de, this museum converted into a more broadly must preserve this treasure. The board is focused Caucasus Museum in It the most precious objects that had been collect- mainly preserved numismatic materials, weap- ed and cared for since half a century.

Although ons, armour, jewellery and other archaeological a lot of antique and medieval precious objects items discovered during the numerous excava- were transferred and kept safe in the Church tions. But officially-led excavations were not the Museum of the Sioni Cathedral, in the Caucasus only way to discover treasures from the past. For the basic information see Gamqrelidze , Chkhitunidze , 52; Reisner , Golden plate from the Akhalgori Treasure, 5th century BC. Archaeological Treasury of the Georgian National Museum. Wikimedia Commons. The government was justi- eval art — but he was refused, again and again fiably afraid that the Russians would steal or Amiranashvili , And that is why abolished Lang , The treasure passed the government decided that the collections of into the possession of the French state and the most precious historic, archaeological, artis- Pierre Jaudon was appointed as its curator.

Sub- tic and ecclesiastical objects had to be exiled as sequently, this precious cargo was transferred well. The treasure had a tremendous value. In from Marseille to a bank depository in Paris, addition to the chosen, most valuable objects, in- and Taqaishvili lost access to it.

They have no hundred paintings from the National Gallery owner. Even if I had access to them physically for instance, paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn I would not be able to work, I got old, my leg and Lucas Cranach , treasure from the Dadiani hurts and I can hardly walk. I am very worried Palace in Zugdidi, treasure from Tbilisi Palace, about the future of this treasure because who property from Russian churches, property from else but you know how much energy I had put the Borjomi Palace with its rich libraries , etc. All the several hundreds of objects were cit. He urged the French there placed in a bank depository.

Although the government to hand the collections back to treasure was officially the property of the Geor- Georgia, especially after he learned that, as ear- gian government-in-exile, it was actually Ekv- ly as in , the Soviet government had started time Taqaishvili who was appointed to accom- to return many precious objects that had been pany and supervise this huge collection. Despite stolen during imperial rule, back to Georgia. In November himself, the scholar never sold a single piece of , Taqaishvili met with the Ambassador of the the priceless collection.

What is more, Taqaish- Soviet Union in France, Alexander Bogomolov, vili even consistently denied scholars access to and asked for his assistance in this undertaking. Collection stamp issued at the occasion of the th Figure 9. During his visit, held between 2 and 10 December , Today, the items from the treasure remain re- an agreement on the question of the treasure distributed between the heirs of the above-men- was reached between the two statesmen, and tioned institutions, in different collections of the the repatriation was subsequently organized.

This situation January but had to wait there for several weeks, persists in spite of the fact that ever since the because the war was still on and it was not safe declaration of independence of Georgia in , to fly over Europe. The same 39 boxes that had all ecclesiastic property, movable and immov- left Georgia twenty-four years earlier finally able, was given back to the Orthodox Church returned to Tbilisi — through Rome, Cairo and of Georgia cf. Papulasvhili , Serrano , Tehran — together with Ekvtime Taqaishvili, on The status of the items thus, especially 12 April Amiranashvili , 17; Metrev- the ecclesiastic artefacts that now compose the eli , It is the investigation of the being redistributed to the Academy of Sciences historiography of these precious objects that and its manuscript department, the Georgian helps us to understand the complicated rela- Museum and the Georgian National Art Museum tionship between national and religious identity Amiranashvili , Zeda- ment of national-liberation movement against nia On ter the process of the secularisation and nation- the contrary, hand in hand with the collapse of alisation of religious heritage and, at the same the Soviet Union, the Georgian Orthodox Church time, the sanctification of national heroes than progressively gained a very strong position with- the history of the Georgian National Treasure in Georgian society, to such an extent that the figs.

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Seibt, Zekiyan, Boghos Levon Calzolari, Valentina ed. Largely neglected by historians of architecture, The Ruins of Ani nevertheless offers an extraordinary account of the city and its monuments. Krikor Grigor Balakian. Many conferences and the Turkish and Armenian Republics, in the workshops have focused on Ani; the virtualani. Akhurean Turk. While access to the site was restricted reports on its monuments.

Originally published in Western Armenian many dating from the tenth to thirteenth centu- in Constantinople by the Y. Whether or not we are Ruins of Ani was not, to my knowledge, re- able to refute or confirm these remarks, they issued after its initial publication, and judging highlight the importance of pursuing every from the scarcity of copies available, its print- known source on Ani from before the destruc- run was modest. Nevertheless, it has earned tive events of the twentieth century. They also increasing attention in recent years. It has ap- suggest that even after centuries of interest in peared in Turkish translation Usta, Hazaryan Ani, surprises still await the researcher.

These travellers, and the excavations in particular. As Ekate- Nevertheless, it is wrench- es, above all Henry F. Republic of Turkey. Yet Ruins should be studied both al albums of Garabed Basmadjian and Ar- for what it reveals about the early historiography shag Fetvajian The main sources used are listed in the bibliography. As is well known, however, figural representa- Like many of his contemporaries, Balakian tion is commonplace in medieval Armenian ar- was also interested in the relationship between chitecture, whether in two or three dimensions.

That Balakian mentions the dark interi- primordial impulse, rather than a historically ors of the churches suggests that rather than conditioned product Balakian , The subject His Armenian translation of Lynch, moreover, of Armenian aniconism, including its possible actively reworks and edits the original English prehistory in medieval Armenian treatises and text, a project that deserves historiographical church councils, and its relations to the histo- study in its own right. Der Nersessian ; Eastmond , ; ence to the role of human figures in Armenian Rapti , See Strzy- gowski and Maranci Balakian , Yet entirely to disregard Balakian would be unwise, both in light of contemporary and subsequent looting of the site which Balakian himself records , and of course the almost total disappearance of the contents of the Ani museums.

Further, Balakian Figure 1. Ani Cathedral, interior towards East. It may be that Balakian confused in of the structure, invisible to the naked eye, but his notes this church with the much larger Gag- verifiable by intrepid climbers Photo by the Author published text, and because the sentence reads the evidence is lost.

In fact, there are only ten the Armenian alphabet. Consequently we can fig. Photo by the Author fashion images of flowers and animals on from inspecting my own detailed photographs stones. Balakian , 35 15 taken at the church over multiple years. Balakian Balakian , 48 19 not appear on Armenian churches in alphabetic sequence, nor do they draw exclusively from the Like those of the church of the Holy Apostles, Armenian alphabet, but assume various geomet- these birds are also unattested in the literature, ric and diagrammatic, as well as Greek-alphabetic and cannot be found at the site or in archaeolog- forms.

The church has long forms a compelling parallel for what Balakian earned the attention of scholars, both for its describes: namely, eagles, with wings outspread, eleventh-century structure and potentially five- positioned on columns. Republic of Armenia. The visitor is amazed at what care and skill There, magnificent carved birds once roosted, these massive monolithic stones were raised precisely as Balakian describes, on the four on these high walls; as in the Gagkashen capitals under the dome, their wings outspread church of Grigor, here too there were beau- fig.

This is unlikely; moreover, given the nian architecture; yet Balakian mentions these much better state of preservation of the archae- not once, but again in his more detailed discus- ology at Ani in , the difficult circumstances sion of the church, when he writes that of the excavations and the upheaval of the fol- lowing decades, it would be rash to dismiss this on the gradually eroding upper [two] stories of account out of hand.

Balakian brackets added. According to Nikolai Marr, account of the contents of the aforementioned the model was already broken upon discovery, Ani Museum. Much of this report can be ver- with only its lower part intact. This is seeming- ified by the and catalogues of Ani, ly confirmed by excavation photographs, which by early photographs, and by existing objects show the careful and elaborate design of the today in the Historical Museum in Yerevan see model, with its exterior arcade and projecting for example Marr ; Orbeli a and b.

For this reason, it has been easy a beautiful example of Armenian art of the to ascertain the original architectural style of tenth century. As we can see in the photograph, this ruined church. Near this statue, there is a miniature merous windows and carvings which bear the model of the St. Gregory Church which was mark of special care, and it is now in a glass found undamaged and is now placed high up case at the museum of Ani.

The statue of Gagik on the wall. It is a fine piece of work and thus shows him a long kaftan with wide sleeves, a appears to be the work of an accomplished art- wide turban on his head and a tassel hang- ist. After Strzygowski, , 55 fig. A more sobering possibility also description of the vitrine sheltering the image exists: that Balakian was looking at a modern of Gagik fig. Another early photograph, showing but holding a complete, three-tiered model of the Nikolai Marr in the museum, confirms that at church.

A three-dimensional reproduction of the least at one point, the statue of Gagik and the statue now held at the Historical Museum in model were placed on adjacent walls; Gagik in Yerevan was also created, and is also attribut- a glass vitrine, and the model resting on a shelf ed to Poltoratski Kavtaradze , It is not impossible that the mod- confused it with the original stone model. I thank Steven Sim for bringing it to my attention. And would Balakian, himself an engi- Finally, as I have discussed elsewhere, Urartian neer, be incapable of differentiating between a stelae were often reused in medieval Armenia modern copy and medieval original?

Architec- within the medieval strata Maranci a. I have elsewhere examined the medieval period certainly allows for various the complicated archaeology and reconstruction occurrences of Latinity. If Balakian Within the museum, Balakian writes, are were right about the Latin inscriptions, the al- ready impressive range of epigraphic languages small pieces of rock bearing Assyrian cunei- known from Ani could be expanded yet further form inscriptions, as well as many large and Eastmond Cuneiform presumably Urartian of the excavated materials of Ani have simply rather than Assyrian is not attested, however, vanished.

Marr reports the discov- ed with the advance of Turkish troops towards ery of Urartian grave goods; additionally, there Alexandropol mod. Gyumri in There are ing protests about the relocation of cuneiform reports of a train car packed with antiquities, inscriptions found at Ani Pravilova , In light of this uncertainty, and the the Kars basin was firmly under Urartian control.

Had the museum been moved to tors from many nations who visit Ani will never Petersburg, however, many of the conjectures have the opportunity nor the means to visit the raised in the present essay about the archaeolog- museum in Petersburg. If the Academy is going ical record would probably be unnecessary.

It is to the previous scholarly consensus. Further- as yet neglected or unpublished, of travellers to more the Russian government should not take Ani during the Russian period. New Discoveries in Ani. Balakian, Peter Alishan, Ghevond Venice: Mekhi- Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 27 1 , Barkhudaryan, S.

Mijnadaryan hay char- Azatyan, Vardan Germa- Basmadjian, Garabed Early Twentieth Century Germany. Erevan: Le Correspondant, 15 March. Aktual Arvest. Petersburg: Eggers et cie. Constantinople: H. Peter Balakian; trans. Rutgers University Press. Maranci, Christina b. Cowe, Peter, ed. World Architectural Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 68, Heritage of a Medieval Armenian Capital.

Leu- Marr, Nikolai Saint Peter- Der Nersessian, Sirarpie Armeni- in Russian and Armenian. Reprinted in vol. Ancient City. Leningrad: Ogiz. The History of the Nobility of Ani, or, Three bis zum Erevan: Mughni. Regensburg: Orbeli, Iosef a. Catalogue of the Ani Muse- Schnell und Steiner, Cambri- Orbeli, Iosef b. Saint Petersburg: Imperial Archaeolog- yun.

Orbeli, Iosef Erevan: History Mu- Ani. Pitton de Tournefort, Joseph Researches in Asia Mi- voyage du Levant. Lyon: Anisson et Posuel. London: J. Pravilova, Ekaterina Ab Imperio, 1, vol. Jones, Lynn Between Islam and Byzan- Rapti, Ioanna Actes du colloque of Medieval Armenian Rulership. Campagnolo et al. Kavtaradze, Giorgi L. Dusseldorf: Julius Buddeus. Caucasica 3, Stora- Kazaryan, Armen Moscow: Locus Standi. Armenia: Travels and miadzin. London: Longmans. Strzygowksi, Josef Das Etschmiadsin— Maranci, Christina Medieval Armenian Evangeliar. Vienna: Mekhitarists.

Die Baukunst der Ar- tion. Louvain: Peeters. Hebrew University Ar- menier und Europa. Vienna: Anton Schroll. Ere- Turnhout: Brepols. Anium At Ani. Erevan: kashen. Erevan: Sovetakan Grogh. Texier, Charles Journal of Usta, Satenik; Hazaryan, Anahid trans. Istanbul: Paros. Ani: Through the Eyes of Vardanyan, Edda, ed. Ankara: tery: Art and History. Ankara: Serka. Amidst the growing waves of contemporary imperialist and nationalist sentiments in the nineteenth-early twentieth centuries, the interest in Armenian miniature painting commenced almost simultaneously in four different intellectual milieus — Russian, German-speaking, French, and Armenian — each approaching the subject from its own perspective and motivated by issues specific to the given cultural-po- litical realm.

Additionally, the citations listed here provide a bibliography of Armenian manuscript catalogues published prior to National art.

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Renewal of traditions. The scholarly study of miniature too strict. Indeed, researchers who will be dis- painting, and medieval Armenian art in general, cussed below under each of these sub-headings commenced in the mid-nineteenth century and were not merely working in some sort of isola- emerged among the scholars working in diverse tion within their home countries, but they often parts of Europe, the Russian and the Ottoman travelled and, moreover, were well interconnect- Empires. While the title of this essay may appear ed with scholars and institutions of other coun- to stress the heritage of the Armenians as be- tries as well.

We may distinguish four be ignored. This paper1 will the controversial but influential Austrian art explore how in each of these intellectual milieus historian, reflects perfectly the international we may trace different concerns and mentality academic network that this scholar was able to of the time, which played a great role in shaping create owing to his multiple contacts and his our understanding of the subject in question. However, im- of such global networks among scholars of the pact of different ideological, political and cul- time, we might find it difficult to document an tural realities that each scholar experienced equanimous and universally respectful disposi- in his intellectual milieu cannot be neglected, tion in the work of these early scholars towards especially when one documents a number of all cultures and arts they treated.

These authors profoundly different interpretations for a single lived and worked in a century when concepts of inheritance. The cases, country of origin. Aleksej Uvarov and Vladimir These general remarks are applicable also Stasov were among the first researchers to ded- when we look at the study of medieval Armenian icate extensive articles on the decorations of miniature painting. Thus, the French explorer Armenian manuscripts and to treat them from Jules Mourier, whose relevant publications are an artistic point of view. Count Aleksej Uvarov, who authored sies, opened up a new horizon in the history of the very first article on Armenian miniature Armenian, and Christian art in general, stim- painting, was the founder of Russian Archaeo- ulating a still unceasing interest in this field.

No less remarkable was the involvement scripts scattered all over the world. The value of Armenian philanthropic organisations and of some of these publications produced in the wealthy Armenian benefactors, who, based in nineteenth and beginning twentieth centuries different countries stretching from Egypt to the becomes even more precious in the light of the Caucasus, sponsored the education of hundreds afterlives of many manuscripts and artworks, of Armenian students in European and Russian which are now lost forever or whose wherea- universities.

Their patronage often covered also bouts are unknown. For the armenophile movement in France in the nineteenth and beginning twentieth centuries, see also the contributions in Mouradian Rather, it attempts to outline the ide- , This short-term research was however 2 Imperial Russia and Illustrations enough for the Russian diplomat and scholar to of Medieval Armenian Manuscripts draw sufficient conclusions regarding the illus- trations of these manuscripts, in the majority of which he identified Byzantine style and images.

The new Count Sergej Uvarov , the Minister lands of the Russian Empire attracted the atten- of Public Education, who was also the father of tion of scholars working in imperial institutions, Aleksej Uvarov. See also: Clay , ; Rakitin , Grigoryan Savary. It is worth citing in line with its expansive ambitions and with its a passage from Stasov to demonstrate the grist desire to maintain inner unity.

This ideology is had a strong influence on Russian art during precisely reflected in the study of arts of differ- its formative period, and today when studying ent ethnicities, which were seen as parts of the the first periods of Russian art, be it architec- same nation. In the majority of a strong argument to substantiate this assimi- cases, especially in Russian architecture, the lation. Similarly, Viktor Rozen and his disciples, initial influences were not only specifically who later became renowned orientalists, were Byzantine but also Armenian-Byzantine and set off in search of Arabic influence on Byzan- Georgian-Byzantine Stasov , tium by studying Oriental and Muslim commu- nities within the empire.

By that time, the ideology of thus providing an interpretative paradigm that having a national art, which would also comprise fit comfortably with the Byzantine-oriented the cultural heritage of the newcomers, gradu- search for the origins of Russian religiosity and ally became dominant within the expanded bor- culture. Yet, by becoming more closely ac- sented independent artistic style. Stasov stated bians and Bulgarians would not be enough to ex- that it was this understanding that led him to plain all ornamental forms of our manuscripts.

See: Drampjan , Stasov , I-II communities, apparently in order to ignore its apostolicity. Indeed, in Armenian catholicos with some privileges and the six-volume collection of Russian Antiquities, authority, in the s this attitude changed in jointly prepared by Ivan Tolstoj and Nikodim accordance with more intensified and systemat- Kondakov,9 the thousand-years heritage of var- ic russification polities within the empire.

The the Armenian and Byzantine churches, the con- schools operated by the Armenian church which cept of pan-Orthodoxy that underpinned Russian were also serving as public schools were forced scholarship was not suitable when approaching to close, later to be reopened in , after im- the medieval heritage of the Armenians. While plementing specific modifications to teaching Georgian, Byzantine and Russian churches programs and methods, in which knowledge of were essentially in agreement concerning doc- the Russian language became obligatory Sarafi- trine, the Armenian church remained isolated an , ; Suny , 36, 45, With the decree of tion of the Chalcedon Council This point, June 12, issued by Emperor Nikolaj II, the however, did not seem to matter much, at least property of the Armenian church was confiscat- in the s.

Since the incorporation of East- ed, and the Armenian schools were closed again ern Armenia into the Russian Empire, the re- Sarafian , The Russian emperor was menian church, the latter was still regarded as actively engaged in the election and approval having an antigovernmental position. In light of of the catholicos of all Armenians.

See also: Tolz , ; Foletti , ; Foletti , In chapter dedicated to Byzantine art, which, for an explanatory letter addressed to Ivan Schnaase, had played a particular role in the Borgman, the rector of the Saint Petersburg Im- formation of not only Armenian and Russian arts perial University, the Deputy Minister of Educa- but also of the art of the Germanic people. He felt necessary to assure, among oth- Schnaase , As a consequence, Armenian medieval art, architecture in particular, was in- It is impossible not to notice that by creating terpreted as having an idiosyncratic style, which extreme difficulties for the graduate students also inspired neighbouring Georgian architec- of Armenian seminaries to enter Russian uni- ture , The earliest studies on Armenian miniature painting is closely linked also with the name of Josef Strzygowski This, however, oc- that the scholar suggests to look for the roots curred at a later stage in his scholarly career.

It should be men- represented this field somewhat sporadically, tioned that Strzygowski was not the only Ger- rather than approaching it as a characteristic man-speaking scholar who identified the origins phenomenon of Armenian culture. He would soon change the Caucasus August April through his stance and argue that Armenian miniature his many letters addressed to the relevant au- painting was directly inspired by more ancient, thorities. To illustrate this, by the Russian Empire, with an eye to includ- Strzygowski discussed the decorations of a ing the Caucasus in this field.

Against possibly different expectations of falsely represented as the archetypal, original Nelidov, Strzygowski concluded his study by as- colophon. The observation that there was no of his Orient-centred project. Unlike the widespread Rome-centred of Europe back to Iranian artistic forms. Being the ambassador of Russia in Istanbul at that time, Nelidov himself was actively engaged in the foundation of this institute See: Sivolap , See: Strzygowski , The designation sian and German-speaking studies greatly im- of the Trapisond Gospel, its probable place of pacted the work of contemporary Russian and creation, and the presence of certain elements European scholars.

In alov treated the final four miniatures of this summer , when he visited the Library of the manuscript as Syrian artworks. Fredrick Robert Martin Tikka- features listed above. The choice of this Venice nen , Woermann continued his these earliest manuscripts was very cautious narrative by delineating what was, for him, typ- as was that of Uvarov and Stasov , for it had to ically Armenian. Shortly after, Stasov earlier, as their assessment too was based on added that the Trapisond Gospel expressed this representing this art as merely having the role modern, Armenian type of miniature painting, of a mediator.

It is noteworthy to mention that in Strzygowski attended the Archaeological Congress in Moscow, where he met Ajnalov and his professor, slavophilic scholar Kondakov. See: Marchand , Vinson , Focusing his research on the artis- In the French scholarship of this period, the tic production of the Georgians and Armenians, vector of a renewal was shifted to the Oriental Mourier was apparently familiar with the pre- civilisations, whose early histories were now be- vious work on the region, written by Schnaase, ing relentlessly represented in the light of an for he applies similar methods and rhetoric used imaginative past commonly shared with West- earlier by the German art historian.

These conceptions were also explicitly reflected First, these arts were praised within a Cauca- in the methodology of the first French scholars sian framework as being the only noteworthy who explored medieval Armenian art. While it ones, apparently because of their Christian is not possible to include all relevant materials context. Then, following again his German col- in this brief essay as for example all accounts leagues and implementing a somewhat polemical of travellers and explorers , this paper will how- rhetoric, Mourier accused the Armenians and ever address at least most of the major studies Georgians of being unable to reach the level of written on the subject of miniature painting.

Yet, and generous. They have strongly developed Mourier found it important to express his dis- sentiments of hospitality and honor. See: Mourier b, The were carried out in conformity to contemporary Armenians have a positive and practical spirit. European ideas and prejudices about Oriental They have a unique aptitude for trade and are civilisations and their relationship to the West. As will be shown below, the ideas qualities are scarcely better than those of their about such a migration and the erstwhile com- intelligence.

To do so, one needs Having dedicated his life to revealing and elevation of spirit, breadth of views, personal propagating the material and literary heritage inspiration, which they do not possess. In the athon Bey, and many others. In the s, the period of its splendor, the Cathedral of Ani, scholar published a study dedicated to the bind- the capital of Armenia, also the one of Kutai- ings of some manuscripts kept in the National si, in Imereti, were not much greater than Library of France Macler , and pre- the churches of villages in the West.

Mourier pared the catalogue of Armenian and Georgian , 1: 8 25 manuscripts preserved in the same library Ma- cler The work of cataloguing manuscripts The above text was deeply inspired by Johann continued also in the following years. Mou- b, He intend- cially Gothic architecture, over others Mourier ed to contribute to the question that had become , 1: Also in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russia, there was a prevalent image of the Armenians as commercial people, who entirely controlled the trade in the Cauca- sus. As for the Georgians, the characteristics quoted above are reflected in the work of the Russian ethnographer Kovalevskij, Kavkaz.

See: Kovalevskij , , esp. See also: Suny , Here, through printings. Discussing the possible contacts be- the lens of illustrated Armenian versions of the tween various traditions suggested in previous Alexander Romance, Macler continuously drew hypotheses, Macler usually concluded his studies parallels between Eastern and Western copies of with the observation that Armenian manuscript this romance and concluded his discussion with illumination was to be studied as a distinct field. He argued that they played an influential role in the formation of Western Whilst maintaining the praise for Armenian art art, and used the example of Cilician Armenian and underscoring its common origins with West- communities in medieval Italy.

Thus, Armenian French art. An apt formulation nied by increasing hints for finding a positive res- of such attitudes has been provided by Edward olution of the Armenian Question and preserving Said four decades ago: the Armenian people. In art and see how it can compare and contrast to a later work dedicated to the miniature paint- Russian and European approaches. See also: Macler a, 13; Macler , 8. The patriotic spirit of education of German education on Armenian students, that and scholarly approach to cultural heritage were education had already shaped the ideological regarded as the first steps towards the realisa- orientation of many Armenians.

From the time tion of these goals. This Europe, where the Mekhitarist fathers had al- concept was warmly received by young Armenian ready started their extensive research activities intellectuals. German education in Jena, Leipzig, Berlin, and The scholarly interest in miniature painting then later in Paris. By the end of been Armenized. As one can deduce the invaluable legacy of their ancestors to the Ar- from these texts, the uncovering of the original menians.

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