Voices from the Middle Ages
The Armenian miniatures are examples of the Armenian national art of miniature painting from the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia and some Armenian colonies. Armenian book miniatures, some examples of which date back to the 6th century, are especially known for their vibrant colors and stylistic diversity. Armenian miniatures are also characterized by exquisite patterns and ornaments. Besides their artistic and historical value, they are a priceless source of information for scholars of Armenian music, theater, ethnography, crafts, agriculture and the history of flora and fauna.