ECG041. Bolnisi “Lamazi Gora” V/VI centuries, fragment

Material: Stone

Object type: Plaque

Dimensions: w 27 x h 82 x d 10 cm

Text: Three line inscription. The simple figure of “Bolnisi Cross” is embossed on the upper part of the stone. The cross is embedded in a medallion shaped with small triangles. The crossbars are engraved with double contours. The inscription is carved on top of the cross on the upper right side of the plaque. w 4-10 x h 10 cm

Letters: Embossed Asomtavruli inscription 3,3-3,5

Date: V-VI AD (lettering)

Findspot: Lamazi Gora, Bolnisi The monument was discovered by the archeological 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

Current repository: Unknown

Last recorded location(s): National Museum of Georgia 1257

Summary: Memorial

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.

Interpretive

[ს](უ)ლი ე
ი ქ(რისტ)ე
შ(ეიწყალ)ე

Diplomatic

[.]ႪႨ Ⴄ
Ⴈ ႵႤ
ႸႤ

Translation

Christ, have mercy on the soul e…...i.

Commentary

According to the Corpus of Georgian Inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili the inscription #17. The inscription does not contain any mark of separation or abbreviations in the inscription.

Bibliography:

ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერებიbibliography.xmlb101, 83

ჯ. ამირანაშვილი, ადრეფეოდალური ხანის ქართული არქიტექტურისა და რელიეფური ქანდაკების ძეგლებიbibliography.xmlb136, 36

Images

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