ECG040. Bolnisi “Lamazi Gora” V/VI centuries, fragment

Material: Green tuff

Object type: Plaque

Dimensions: w 38 x h 22 x d 8 cm

Text: Three line inscription. The figure of “Bolnisi Cross” is embossed on a medallion shaped with small triangles that is embedded on the upper part of a green tufa rectangular plaque. The crossbars are engraved with double contours. The inscription is carved on the lower part of the plaque with the background of the lowered rectangle. w 20 x h 8 cm

Letters: Embossed Asomtavruli inscription 4

Date: V-VI AD (lettering)

Findspot: Lamazi Gora, Bolnisi The monument was discovered by the archaeological expedition of Ivane Javakhishvili Institute of History supervised by I. Grdzelishvili. The hill that the locals call “Lamazi Gora” (a beautiful hill) is located 800 meters from Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral to the north-west. During the excavations of the hill the ruins of three-church basilica was found in the middle of it. The territory of the monastery could have been 1000 sq m. Up to ten stone crosses with Asomtavruli inscriptions were found in this territory. The monument was discovered in 1959.

Original location: Lamazi Gora, Bolnisi

Last recorded location(s): National Museum of Georgia 1179

Text type:Unknown

Editor(s): Nodar Shoshiashvili

Changes history:2019-10-29 Eka Kvirkvelia ტექსტის სრული კოდირება, მეტამონაცემების სრული კოდირება, ბმულებით დაკავშირება ავტორიტეტულ წყაროსთან

Publication details:Ilia State University, Institute of Linguistic Studies; დოკუმენტი ვრცელდება Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 ლიცენზიით.


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… housekeeper (Mamasakhlisi)… Christ, have mercy on him.


According to the Corpus of Georgian Inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili the inscription #16. The inscription does not contain any mark of separation or abbreviation.


შოშიაშვილი, 1980 ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერები, 82

ამირანაშვილი, 1968 ჯ. ამირანაშვილი, ადრეფეოდალური ხანის ქართული არქიტექტურისა და რელიეფური ქანდაკების ძეგლები, 35


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