ECG065. Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral memorial of Chorach

Material: Local stone

Object type: Cross

Dimensions: w 12 x h 41 cm

Text: Seven line inscription. Four side stone (probably the lower part of a cross pillar) has a foot to be fixed in the pedestal. Two sides of the stone are smooth, on one side there is the embossed ornament of six leaves rosette embedded in a medallion that is decorated with the ornament of the pine needles. cm

Letters: Engraved Asomtavruli inscription 1-2

Date: VIII 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 135

Summary: Memoral

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

ჩო-
რაჩ
ქ(რისტ)ე შ(ეიწყალ)ე
ცოლ-
5შვილი-
თურ-

Diplomatic

ႹႭ
ႰႠႹ
ႵႤ ႸႤ
ႺႭႪ
5ႸႥႨႪႨ
ႧႳႰ

apparatus

1: ჩორაჩ : ჩორან

Translation

Christ, have mercy on Chorach and his wife and children.

Commentary

According to the Corpus of Georgian Inscriptions by Nodar Shoshiashvili the inscription #47. Abbreviation mark: medium size horizontal straight line. The inscription does not contain any mark of separation. The inscription is dated according to the paleographic data: the angular shape of the grapheme Ⴇ, the graphemes Ⴐ, Ⴄ having widely open top lines and the grapheme Ⴊ with slightly inclined lines to the left, the grapheme Ⴘ also has the top arch engaged.

Bibliography:

ნოდარ შოშიაშვილი, ქართული წარწერების კორპუსი, ლაპიდარული წარწერებიbibliography.xmlb101, 118

ლევან მუსხელიშვილი, ბოლნისიbibliography.xmlb93, 332-333

საქართველოს სახელმწიფო მუზეუმის ქართული ეპიგრაფიკული ძეგლების კატალოგიbibliography.xmlb111, 22

Images

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