Art Metal

The “Art Metal” collection consists of 1194 objects. It mainly covers the 19th to 20th centuries, and represents the products of metalworking from such centers as Karabakh, Nakhchivan, Shirvan, and Lahij.

For the manufacture of copper-hammered products, masters used hot and cold forging, casting, soldering, and riveting. Among the exhibited objects are sahang and guyum (copper jugs with a neck and a handle for carrying on the shoulder); satil (bucket in the shape of a cylinder, which was used for carrying water in bathhouses); parch (copper bowl); dolcha (jug for water and milk); aftafa-layan (jug and basin set for washing); jam (copper bowl); sarpush (cover for keeping food warm); ganddan (sugar bowl); meyvagabi (pedestal bowl for fruit); chil-jam (copper bowl for the religious purification ceremony of a newborn and his mother after the 40th day of birth); nimcha (plate); kasa (bowl) and gazan (pan); kafkir (skimmer); abgardan (ladle); lampa (copper lamp); gulabdan (pitcher for storing rosewater); samovar; badya (bucket); chaydan (kettle); hamam tasi (basin for the bathhouse); hamam sandigi (chest for a bathhouse, where women kept their jewels); majmai (tray); chirag (lamp); khina gabi (bowl for henna); and sharbat gabi (dish for sorbet).

The museum’s collection also contains a helmet from the late 16th-early 17th century, and a shield from the late 18th-early 19th century.