A Marble Votive Plate of Aphrodite-Kourotrophos from Carassura Cover Image
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Мраморен вотивен релеф с Афродита-Куротрофос от Карасура
A Marble Votive Plate of Aphrodite-Kourotrophos from Carassura

Author(s): Kalina Petkova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Ancient Thrace; Roman Age; Venus; Isis; Roman cults; Religion; Via Diagonalis

Summary/Abstract: The proposed paper presents a marble votive relief discovered within the territory of Carassura. Discovered in 1896, it now belongs to the collection of the National Archaeological Museum. The plate has not been previously published, an in-depth discussion of its material and the meaning of its iconography is yet to appear. Comparanda of the type of votive plaques of Aphrodite comes from other representations on different media around the Roman Provinces. The Carassura exemplar, which represents an unusual iconographic type of Aphrodite, was likely produced from local marble with pale white color has date in the 3rd cent. AD. Its discussion can be set in the broader context of items with Greco-Roman iconography with some Egyptians tastes on the territory of Thrace.

  • Issue Year: 2024
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 62-67
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian