Vintage Embossed Copper Wall Decoration of Saint Hripsime Church, Armenian Chekanka
Rare antique vintage embossed copper wall decoration made in Armenia in the Soviet era 1970s or even early in the 1960s which evokes of Saint Hripsime church in Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin) with Angels, Joseph and Mary with Jesus and the year the church was completed 618.
Saint Hripsime Church is a seventh century Armenian Apostolic church in the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin), Armenia. It is one of the oldest surviving churches in the country. The church was erected by Catholicos Komitas to replace the original mausoleum built by Catholicos Sahak the Great in 395 AD that contained the remains of the martyred Saint Hripsime to whom the church is dedicated. The current structure was completed in 618 AD. It is known for its fine Armenian-style architecture of the classical period, which has influenced many other Armenian churches since. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Stite along with other nearby churches, including Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Armenia's mother church, in 2000.
Height 36.5cm – in
Width 28.5cm – in