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Figural Stone Reliefs in Georgia

The figurative stone decoration on Georgian buildings, especially on churches and monasteries, is very rich. Two important churches in Mtskheta, the Jvari Church and the Sveti Zchoweli Cathedral were selected as examples.

Of particular research interest are the mutual references to the Armenian architecture as well as to the (Islamic) building decoration of Anatolia in the Seljuks period (especially in the 12th-13th centuries).

Further reading: Dadiani, Tamar, Tamar Khundadze, and Ekaterine Kvatchatadze. Medieval Georgian Sculpture. Tbilisi: Cezanne Printing House, 2017.


Friday, 10 July 2020