Armenian Decorative Plate in Tuff Stone, The Art of Carving, Stone Plate
Decorative plate with a church, pomegranate, grapes and Mont Ararat carved in the tuff stone, light and high resistant. It is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption. From the region of Artik it is make and used in Armenia for buildings houses and bridges.
The pomegranate is one of the most recognizable symbols of the country. In Armenian mythology it symbolizes fertility and good fortune. It was a guardian against the evil eye.
The Mount Ararat (Armenian: Մասիս, Masis and Արարատ, Ararat) has been widely accepted in Christianity as the resting place of Noah's Ark. It is the principal national symbol of Armenia and has been considered a sacred mountain by Armenians.