ECG044. Bolnisi “Lamazi Gora” V/VI centuries, fragment

Material: Tuff

Object type: Plaque

Dimensions: w 21 x h 43 x d 6 cm

Text: Five line inscription. The inscription is located on a plaque that has a simple shape figure of “Bolnisi Cross” embossed on the upper part. Ბუნზე. The cross is carved with the background of the lowered circle. The crossbars are engraved with double contours. There are a couple of graphemes embossed on both sides of the plaque above the figure of the cross. Also, on the bottom part of the plaque there are fragments of inscriptions on four rectangular lines embossed on a lowered background. w 5/15/16 cm

Letters: Embossed Asomtavruli inscription 4

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 1182

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

აბზ
შ(ეიწყალ)[ე დე]დოფ[ა-]
ლ[ი] მზ

5სა

Diplomatic

ႠႡႦ
Ⴘ[. ..]ႣႭႴ[.-]
Ⴊ[.] ႫႦ

5ႱႠ

apparatus

Translation

Ab… Z… have mercy on the Queen MZ… s... sa...

Commentary

According to the Corpus of Georgian Inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili the inscription #20. The inscription does not contain any mark of separation or abbreviation.

Bibliography:

ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერებიbibliography.xmlb101, 85

ჯ. ამირანაშვილი, ადრეფეოდალური ხანის ქართული არქიტექტურისა და რელიეფური ქანდაკების ძეგლებიbibliography.xmlb136, 35-36

Images

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