TYPOLOGYCAL AND ICONOGRAPHICAL DISTINCTION OF GRAVE-STONE MONUMENTS FROM ANTIQUE NECROPOLIS OF PEJA Cover Image
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VEÇORITË TIPOLOGJIKE DHE IKONOGRAFIKE TË MONUMENTEVE MBIVARRORE NGA NEKROPOLI ANTIK I PEJËS
TYPOLOGYCAL AND ICONOGRAPHICAL DISTINCTION OF GRAVE-STONE MONUMENTS FROM ANTIQUE NECROPOLIS OF PEJA

Author(s): Naser Ferri
Subject(s): History
Published by: Instituti Albanologjik i Prishtinës
Keywords: TYPOLOGYCAL AND ICONOGRAPHICAL DISTINCTION ; GRAVE-STONE MONUMENTS ; ANTIQUE NECROPOLIS OF PEJA

Summary/Abstract: In Antique location “Gradina” in Peja Field with reference to possibility that this place was created upon the previous Dardan domicite where after roman conquer enjoyed statutes of roman municipium, apart of antique architecture ruins and menses of archeological circulated materials as coins and other small art facts and considerable number of grave-stone monuments and developed are discovered and among them is another monument made by limestone with dimensions 91x55 mm and the perimeter 150 cm in due to analogies (parallels) seems to be part of a grave-stone figure. Besides this monument it is discovered and a number of rags so-called “Dardan type” a type of this kind of monuments which were characteristics for inhabited territories with Dardan’s during antique time. Rags are made from limestone and local marble whereas in architectonic aspect are compound from (by) edikuls where other bust are settled, in tomb-stone inscriptions fields where there is a writing in inscription and part under it. Rags dimensions are different so that their length is from 162 to 167 cm, width from 67 to 76 cm whereas thickness is from 20 to 31 cm. In due to architectonic component antique of Peja region can be classified in following groups. -Rags with flat bottom and squared figure. -Rags with hunch bottom and hunch figure and -Rags with its damage can not be classified in any of this groups. Main decorative motives in Peja’s rags are pine core, where in antique world was considered the symbol of immortality then gropevine with bunches and wire-leaves was considered the symbol of revival and ware with two handles so called cantros (settled under gravestone field) from which the grope-vine started and enclosed both sides of grave-stone fields and rags figures.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 323-343
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Albanian