ECG059. Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral V/VI cc. fragment

Material: Local stone

Object type: Plaque

Dimensions: w 20 x h 20 cm

Text: Two line inscription. The inscription is carved on a lowered background. w 14 x h 8 cm

Letters: Embossed Asomtavruli inscription 3

Date: V-VI AD

Findspot: Bolnisi Sioni Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral is located in Kvemo Kartli, 9 km away from city Bolnisi to the south, 1 km distance from the village Bonis-Khachini. The inscription was discovered during the archaeological expedition held by the Cultural Heritage Preservation Committee supervised by Levan Muskhelishvili in 1937.

Original location: Bolnisi Sioni

Current repository: Unknown

Last recorded location(s): National Museum of Georgia 329

Summary: Fragment

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

[იეს]უ გუ-
[ადი]დენ

Diplomatic

[...]Ⴓ ႢႳ
[...]ႣႤႬ

Translation

Jesus, glorify us

Commentary

According to the Corpus of Georgian inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili the inscription N11. No sign of the spaces between words or the abbreviations. No spaces between the words.. It is likely that on the top part of the broken plaque a “Bolnisi Cross” was engraved.

Bibliography:

ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერებიbibliography.xmlb101, 77

Н. Г. Чубинашвили, Болнисский сионbibliography.xmlb45, 102-103

საქართველოს სახელმწიფო მუზეუმის ქართული ეპიგრაფიკული ძეგლების კატალოგიbibliography.xmlb111, 44

Images

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