Armenian Ceramic Bowl with Tree of Life with Lamb, Deer & Lion
This majestic olive tree is the focal point of this vibrant bowl, designed with Armenian colors and patterns. The animals, wild and tame, symbolize living together by the tree of life in peace and harmony.
This Armenian bowl boasts significant symbols with deep meaning portrayed with a colorful and artistic appeal. The tree symbolizes knowledge, eternal life and protection. The lion is strong and courageous with wisdom and patience while the tame animals represent the spirit of the believer. The image is reminiscent of the prophecy of Isaiah which talks of a lion and a lamb living together in harmony. The colors featured on the bowl are typical of hand painted Armenian pottery and each have a meaning. Blue is known to represent tranquility, spirituality and living beneath the sky while orange stands for creativity and a hard-working nature. Green is a symbol of growth and abundance. The blue border is that of a typical Armenian design.
This wonderful bowl can be used as a decorative ornament or as part of a set with other ceramics to serve guests on special occasions.
Bring a touch of art, history, culture and Jerusalem to someone's home with this lovely piece.
Note: Armenian ceramics are delicate and should be treated with care. Each piece is individually hand made with the ancient skill of mixing and shaping clay and water and then placing the object in an oven or kiln at a temperature of 1000°C until it hardens. The piece is then beautifully hand painted with metallic and oxidized paint, maintaining a natural color and then placed again in the oven at the same temperature. The finishing touch is one of fine glazing.