Sunday, November 9, 2014

Khachkar

A khachkar or Armenian cross-stone in memory of the Medz Yeghern, Armenian Genocide, salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, Rome
A khachkar, also known as Armenian cross-stone, 2007
In memory of the Medz Yeghern (Armenian Genocide)
Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino
Rome, April 2013

“The most common khachkar feature is a cross surmounting a rosette or a solar disc. The remainder of the stone face is typically filled with elaborate patterns of leaves, grapes, pomegranates, and bands of interlace. Occasionally a khachkar is surmounted by a cornice sometimes containing biblical or saintly figures.”
(Khachkar, Wikipedia)

2 comments:

Dina said...

Beautiful. And a good reminder to all.
Quite different from the khachkarim we see in the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem.

Changes in the wind said...

Very moving...