Astvatsatsin Areni

SurbAstvatsatsin of Areni Church

SurbAstvatsatsin of Areni Church (meaning the "Holy Mother of God Church") is a single-nave two-aisled domed church completed in the year 1321. Two portals lead into the structure from the south and west. According to inscriptions,miniature painter and sculptor Momik was the architect of the church and he was the author of the effigy of the Virgin Mary carved upon the tympanum in high-relief.