Karas Vessel

The main angle-shaped ornamental pattern is formed by wavy bands symbolizing water, which stretch upwards on the vessel body. Numerous twisting spirals at the ends of the bands embody bird-headed dragons as guardians of water and the contents of the karas vessel. On the upper part of the composition centre is the image of a stork with a triangular body and an open beak, which according to ancient beliefs, was the spring announcer and the symbol of the sun.

Collection : Archaeological collection

Period :  Early Bronze Age

Era : 3rd millennium BC

Location : Yerevan

Place : Shengavit

Material : Clay

Inventar # : 2970