The flat-woven carpet that consists of one complete piece is made in the complex technique of twining.  Images of big dragons in four rows decorate the surface of the flat-weaving.  The scales of the body of the dragons, their eyes and tails are emphasized.  Images of two-headed birds are woven near the dragons.  The flat-woven carpet ends in a netted edge. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Carpets Period : Modern Era Era : late 19th century Location : Artsakh Place : Ha [...]

The woman-shaped vessel, with a face, has  handles that rest  on the upper part of the belly.  The woman’s nose is onlaid, her eyes and mouth are made of pieces of faience. The two strings of her necklace, her belt and her arms are incrusted with pieces of faience.  In the centre of the body is a big round opening.  A family stored salt supplies of several months in such salt jars. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Applied Art 15th – 17th cc. Period : Middle Ages Era : l [...]

The charmer is crescent-shaped, with a rectangular hanger, edged with small triangles. In the centre are single eight-pointed rosettes in two circles. On the hanger, there is a quadrangle divided into four small triangles by diagonals.  Such charmers were hung on the neck of a bull or the doors of a house to keep the evil spirits away.   Collection : Archaeological collection Exposition : Armenian Applied Art 15th – 17th cc. Period : Contemporary Era Era : early of the 20th century Location [...]

Two narrative scenes are represented in embroidery on a quadrangular piece of fine silk cloth of white colour.  The scene of Christ’s Resurrection is depicted on one half of the cover. In the foreground of the domed temple symbolizing Jerusalem are the myrrh-bringing women who came to the grave of Jesus and saw the empty grave in surprise.  Two of the women hold chalices with the myrrh for anointment in their hands, the third women holds a scroll-like object. On the left is the empty grave with [...]

The carpet has a rich ornamental design.  Stylized images of a frog, a symbol of fertility, fill the entire carpet field in bright red, black and white.  The wide border is decorated with solar images. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Carpets Period : Contemporary Era Era : early of the 20th century Location : Syunik Place : Material : Wool Inventar # : 11132

The main ornamental motif in the composition is the tree of life with apple-bearing branches.  The principal image appears three times along the vertical axis of the carpet.  The whole surface is decorated with branches, leaves and rosettes.  On the upper end, the carpet foundation colour changes from whitish to red. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Carpets Period : Contemporary Era Era : early of the 20th century Location : Parskahayk Place : Salmast Material : Wool In [...]

The altar curtain of the church is a quadrangular piece of green satin, with additions in red silk at the right and left borders, and sumptuous embroidery. In the centre of the embroidered altar curtain of the church, Hripsimé, the saint virgin nun, is shown standing in the three-domed arch surrounded by floral ornamentation.  Her head is crowned, and has a halo.  Her hands are extended in the praying gesture.  There is an inscription around her head: “Saint virgin Hripsimé with the thirty-seven [...]

Medallion with the image of priest Ter Stepanos, Gold, ivory, weight: 19.76 gm, HMA 18179. Collection : Numismatic collection Exposition : Period : Era : Location : Place : Material : Gold Inventar # : 18179

Order “St. Gregory the Illuminator” A Class, gold, diamond, weight: 24.07 gm, HMA 18244. Collection : Numismatic collection Exposition : Period : Era : Location : Place : Material : Gold Inventar # : 18244

Medal with the images of Henry IV (1589-1610) and Maria Medici, silver, weight: 533.10 gm, HMA 18481/795. Collection : Numismatic collection Exposition : Period : Era : Location : Place : Material : Silver Inventar # : 18481/795