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 Armenian miniature in the period of feudalism. Miniature played a central role in the history of Armenian medieval painting. The first miniatures dated IX-X centuries.  The oldest illustrated manuscript is «Gospel of Queen Mlke», which was copied and illustrated in 851,  then it became the property of queen Mlke: wife of Gagik Artsruni (king of Vaspurakan).  The manuscripts illustrated  in Ani and in monastic manuscript centers of the region witness the unique activities of  the school of Armenian miniature. See more.