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Armenian Wedding

An Armenian wedding procession makes its way to the church. First are the musicians. They are followed by the bridegroom, accompanied by a young man with a sabre. Then come the groom’s father, priest, and women of the party, including the bride dressed in red. Candle bearers walk before the bride and the groom; the couple will keep the candles after the marriage....
1720 - 1737
Oil on canvas
44.5 x 58.5cm
SK-A-2001
Image and text courtesy of Rijksmuseum, 2019

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Rijksmuseum
Permanent collection