Coat of arms of Yerevan
Many republics that seceded from the USSR first of all changed their state symbols, returning to their roots, traditions, and beliefs. This applied not only to this or that state, but also to the capital. For example, the new coat of arms of Yerevan appeared in 1995, and a local artist Albert Sokhikyan became the author of the sketch..
Description with a French accent
Any photo that captures a modern image of the main heraldic symbol of Yerevan will convey beauty and laconicism. First, the artist chose only two colors for the sketch, blue and orange..
If the first color is among the top three heraldic leaders, then the orange color scheme is rarely used. The choice of these colors is explained simply, blue symbolizes the most beautiful rivers, sky, snow caps of mountain peaks. Orange - the color of the sun, warmth, home.
For the heraldic shield of the new symbol of the Armenian capital, the French form was chosen, quite strict, without any special frills, moreover, emphasized by a blue outline. The same color is used for the background on which the name of the city is written, it is naturally in Armenian.
The same blue color, corresponding in heraldry to azure, is chosen for the main «hero», depicted on the coat of arms. It is a renowned predator, the king of beasts, and is accompanied by several important elements, including:
- scepter, the personification of power;
- crown with a flower symbolizing rebirth;
- the sign of eternity, one of the main philosophical symbols;
- outlines of the most famous mountain, Ararat.
There are several more interesting points related to the image of the formidable predator. The image of a lion was not invented by the artist, he only stylized one of the images of the animal, which have survived to this day on the frescoes in the royal palace of Erebuni. Secondly, the lion is shown as if moving, since its front paw is raised. This speaks of the residents' desire to move forward, develop, and look to the future. Thirdly, the lion's head is turned back, which means that the inhabitants of Yerevan do not lose their roots, they respect traditions, history, the past..
The sign of eternity, placed on the main heraldic sign of the capital, is also a symbol of the desire to perpetuate your city in history, to outline its path in infinity. Mount Ararat, where according to legend Noah and his companions landed during the Flood, today is located in Turkey, but is still associated with Armenia.