ECG062. Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral V/VI cc. Fragment

Material: Local stone

Object type: Stele

Dimensions: w 19 x h 25 cm

Text: Three line inscription. The figure of “Bolnisi Cross” embedded on a medallion shaped with small triangles is embossed on the base of the plaque surface. The inscription is carved below the cross. w 11 x h 5 cm

Letters: Embossed Asomtavruli inscription 2

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

ქ(რისტ)ე []
[შ(ეი)წყ]ალე და [შვ(ი)ლ]-
[ნი მის]ნი ყ(ოვე)ლნ[ი]

Diplomatic

ႵႤ []
[...]ႠႪႤ ႣႠ [...]
[.. ...]ႬႨ ႷႪႬ[.]

Translation

… Christ, Have mercy on … and his sons

Commentary

According to the Corpus of Georgian Inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili the basis for attributing the inscription N14. The inscription can be dated according to the paleogeographic data: the top of the grapheme ყ is open. The grapheme ლ has a hardly noticeable additional horizontal line.

Bibliography:

ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერებიbibliography.xmlb101, 79-80

საქართველოს სახელმწიფო მუზეუმის ქართული ეპიგრაფიკული ძეგლების კატალოგიbibliography.xmlb111, 43

Images

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