Handcrafted Armenian Wooden Box with Mount Ararat and Saint Gayane Church, Home Décor, Jewelry Box
Handmade wooden box made from Walnut wood and decorated with Saint Gayane Church on the lid, the Mount Ararat on the front and the eternity sign on the side of the box.
Length 15.5cm – 6.10in
Width 10cm – 3.93in
Height 6cm – 2.36in
Inside 13x7.5cm – 5.11x2.95in
Depth 4.5cm – 1.77in
The Church of Saint Gayane is a 7th-century Armenian church in Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin), the religious center of Armenia. It is located within walking distance from the Etchmiadzin Cathedral of 301. St. Gayane was built by Catholicos Ezra I in the year 630. Its design has remained unchanged despite partial renovations of the dome and some ceilings in 1652.
Gayane was the name of an abbess who was martyred with other nuns by Tiridates III of Armenia in the year 301, and subsequently made a saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
In 2000, Saint Gayane Church was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with historical churches of Vagharshapat.
Mount Ararat is associated with the "mountains of Ararat" in the Bible. It is the traditional resting place of Noah's Ark according to the Book of Genesis. It is the main national symbol of Armenia and is considered a "holy mountain" by Armenians. One author described the Armenians as having "a sense of possession of Ararat in the sense of symbolic cultural property." It is featured prominently in Armenian literature and art. Along with Noah's Ark, it is depicted on the coat of arms of Armenia.
The eternity sign symbolized the concept of everlasting, celestial life and it is the symbol of the national identity of the Armenian people.