Armenian Khachkars

Khachkars – Cross Stones


Armenian Cross-Stones Art. Symbolism and Craftsmanship of Khachkars inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO).  More than 40,000 khachkars are in the world. 

Poghos (Pavghos) Needle-Carved or Aseghnagorts Khachkar, 1291

Goshavank Monastery, Tavush Province, Armenia

Masters' Timot and Mkhitar Khachkar, 1213

Gavit of Geghard Monastery in Armenia – UNESCO World Heritage Site

Amenaprkich or All Saviour Khachkar, 1273

Haghpat or Haghpatavank Monastery, 10th -13th century

Unique Khachar where humans are depicted in the specific composition

“A Mother’s Hands” Khachkar, 2014

Artist – Daniel Varoujan Hejinian

375 Merrimack Street, Lowell City Hall Massachusetts, USA

Khachkar near Armenian Church Chiesa di San Nicola da Tolentino

Via di S.Nicola da Tolentino, 17, Rome, Italy

Marble Khachkar, 1246, found in Rome

Exposed in the  permanent exhibition of the Gallery of Pope Urban VIII, Vatican

Armenian Khachkars /Cross-Stones on 4th century Monastery Geghard