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 [...]

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 [...]

Banknote of 250 roubles, 1919, 160 x 95 mm, HMA 18856/3; averse: Archangel Michael on two sides, with griffons atop, reverse: an Armenian peasant woman at the spinning-wheel, with a winged lion on her right.   Collection : Numismatic collection Exposition : Period : Contemporary Era Era : Location : Place : Material : Paper Inventar # : 18856-3