ECG064. Bolnisi municipality VII c. Memorial fragment

Material: Local stone

Object type: Stele

Dimensions: cm

Text: Three line inscription. On one of the sides of the stele there is the embossed figure of a nobleman with his hand raised up holding a flower. Three graphemes in two lines are present between the figures of the flower and the head. The third line is fully damaged. cm

Letters: Embossed Asomtavruli inscription

Date: V-VI AD

Findspot: Bolnisi Sioni

Original location: Bolnisi Sioni

Current repository: Unknown

Last recorded location(s): National Museum of Georgia 401 (არმაზისხევის საცავი)

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

[ქ](რისტ)ე
ათ[(ანას)ე]
[ად(ი)დე?]

Diplomatic

[.]Ⴄ
ႠႧ[.]
[....]

Translation

Christe, glorify Athanase

Commentary

According to the Corpus of Georgian Inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili the inscription #45. Abbreviation mark: long horizontal straight line. The inscription is dated according to the paleographic data: Ⴃ has no neck, the arch of Ⴀ is widely open. It is possible that the inscription on the stela was engraved later (its style does not perfectly coincide with the style of the figurative relief).

Bibliography:

ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერებიbibliography.xmlb101, 116-117

Н. Г. Чубинашвили, Болнисский сионbibliography.xmlb45, 94

Images

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