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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Khachkar (cross slab); sandstone; carved with crosses and knot interlace; roughly rectangular, the top overhanging the face of the stone; the left-hand side bears an inscription in six lines; the right-hand side has a corbel-like projection; whole slab has a cut away foot.

  • Date

    • 1225 (Armenian date 974)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.75 metres (without foot)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        left side
      • Inscription Translation

        In the Armenian era 674 (AD.1225) God have mercy on Aputayli. Amen.
  • Curator's comments

    See: West 1980; BM Occasional Papers 10, 37-40; The Christian Orient Exhibition, British Library 1978, 110, pl.19.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2008-2009 25 Oct-22 Mar, London, Royal Academy of Arts, Byzantium 330-1453 AD
    2001 2 Mar-27 May, London, The British Library, 'Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art'

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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