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The heavenly movements composed by the 13th-century Armenian philosopher Hovhannes Erznkac'i


The heavenly movements

Composite Armenian manuscript copied by the scribe Khachatur dpir 1795.
The main text in this manuscript is a work concerning the heavenly movements composed by the 13th-century Armenian philosopher Hovhannes Erznkac'i. The illuminated page shows an astronomer gazing through a telescope. The sun and moon can be seen just below a band of cloud
which supports the signs of the zodiac.
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