Salt jar

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 : late 19th century

Location : Aragatsotn

Place : Aparan

Material : Clay

Inventar # : 4277