This fall, Associate Professor Lynn Jones presented a talk on medieval Armenian ornament at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Armenia! Symposium, held in conjunction with the Met’s major exhibition of Armenian art and culture, open through January 13, 2019. Jones’s talk, Praise-Worthy Ornaments: Gift-Giving and Display in Medieval Armenia, examines the iconography of a liturgical bronze censer, showcasing the interconnected workshops of the Safavid, Ottoman and Armenian communities. She will present the lecture again this Friday in the final event of the department’s Hurricane Lecture Series.
Dr. Jones has also been awarded a Robert B. Bradley Library Research Grant of $10,000 toward the purchase for the FSU Libraries’ Special Collections of a rare facsimile of the Codex Etchmiadzin (Matenaderan Library, Yerevan, Armenia Codex 2374), a tenth-century Armenian Gospel that was emended in the twelfth century. The manuscript features illuminations from the seventh and tenth centuries, and ivory covers dating to the late sixth or early seventh century.