Tombstone of the Armenian family Cenazi

Monument to Cenazi family is the only material evidence in the form of sculpture, which testifies to the life of Armenians in Novi Sad. Due to its authenticity, it was declared as the immovable cultural heritage of this city.

Nadgrobni spomenik jermenske porodice Čenazi
Nadgrobni spomenik jermenske porodice Čenazi

It was built in 1790 and was a part of the old Armenian church that was demolished in 1963 for the purpose of building space for the Boulevard of Mihajlo Pupin. The sculpture is in the shape of cubes of pink stone in whose pages is a text written in archaic German. At stake is 6 evenly distributed marble human skulls wearing a plate, also pink, where are 4 hearts united in marble and bear the inscription “Indivisible”. This monument to the Armenian family is 220 cm high and 150 cm wide. The author is unknown.
Although originally a monument was located in the city center, near the place of the demolished Armenian Church, this year it was moved because of the need of restoration. According to the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of Novi Sad, the monument was in a very poor condition. The future location of the monument is still not known.

Tombstone of the Armenian family Cenazi