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 [...]