Museum's gems
“Mongolian” robe
“Mongolian” robe

In the Museum’s funds, there are many artefacts dating back to the so-called Mongolian period of the history of Azerbaijan. The list of such artefacts includes different types of weapons, ammunition and household items, as well as silver dirhams with Turkic and Arabic-Uyghur graphics and figures of horsemen. Such coins were minted in Tabriz, Baku, Barda, Beylagan, Ardabil, Ganja, Nakhchivan, Maragha, Gabala, Shamakhi and other cities of the medieval Azerbaijan.

Among the period’s most valuable artefacts there are the material culture examples found in a XIII-XIV century tomb of a warrior, discovered during widescale archaeological excavations in Mingechevir implemented in 1946-1953 under the leadership of Saleh Gaziyev. Archaeological material revealed from the tomb includes iron spears, arrowheads, knives, fragments of textile and clothes, etc. In 1950s, discovered cloth fragments have been restored in the Restoration Laboratory of the Russia’s State Hermitage. It was identified that two fabric remains used to be the parts of a single silk robe. Sewed on a special lining material, such robes are the interesting and valuable examples displayed in the Museum’s permanent exposition. According to experts, the cloth had been made by a local tailor, and combined elements of Mongolian and local dressing traditions.

Information about the exhibit
“Mongolian” robe
XIII əsrin əvvəlləri
Inventory number:
AF 3020