The Virgin and Child are presented in frontal view on the west face, in the iconographic principle of Hodegetria.  Framing her face, the folds of her veil come down and cover her body.  Her right hand raised from under the cover is placed on the Child’s knee.  The Infant Christ is shown [...]

The small cat figure of a woman dates back to the 6th-5th centuries BC.  The woman is naked, long-legged, with emphasized toes on her feet.  A sumptuous hairdo decorates her head.  Her face is oval-shaped, her nose is long and straight.  Her eyes are almond-shaped, and her mouth is marke [...]

The narrative scenes of the “Three Adolescents in the Fiery Furnace” and “Daniel in the Den of Lions” are respectively depicted on the four faces and the base of the stela. In the center of the main, west face of the base is the figure of Daniel in praying attitude (orant), standing upri [...]

The scene is carved on three separate slabs of the south façade of the church of Spitakavor (White Virgin).  On the left-hand slab, a young rider, armed with a bow, shoots an arrow at a deer.  The horse moves forward, and the rider is depicted turned towards the deer.  On the right-hand [...]

This three-dimensional sculpture of a cross has extended vertical arms (one horizontal arm is missing). Rich acanthus scrolls, symbolizing growth of the cross, emerge from the base and reach the horizontal arm. The arms of the cross terminate in double circular frames, resembling gemston [...]

Five identical ornaments are embroidered in many-coloured silk threads and gold metal thread on the two ends of the white towel.  The roundish composition in the centre of a boat-like image in colourful/many-coloured   threads is surrounded with coniferous branches, flowers and leaves.   [...]

The apron has a remarkable composition with an image of a cross adorned with flowers in the centre, which is framed by images of equal-armed crosses and stars.  The carpet-like composition is outlined  by a band of many-coloured lozenges.  Images of flowery sprouts symbolizing fertility [...]

The velvet dress consists of two parts. The bust is open and it has buttons. Both parts have vegetal patterns in many colours. The lining is made of white cotton cloth. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Traditional Costume 18th – 19th cc. Period : Modern Era Era  [...]

The unique outfit is made of green velvet is embroidered in gold thread. Double snakes-dragons and stylized trees of life are luxuriously embroideredon the two fronts and sleeves. The inner dress is made of sky blue silk decorated with embroidered branches and baskets and edges with lace [...]

Episodes from the life of Christ - the Annunciation, the Baptism and the Adoration of the Magi -  are embroidered on the light greenish foundation.  The scenes are divided from each other by columns, the capitals of which are decorated with the heads of winged angels. Collection : Ethnog [...]