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Epigrafska književnost – Stećci
Epigraphic Literature

Author(s): Dragana Bogdanović
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Nacionalna i univerzitetska biblioteka Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: epigraphic literature; stećci; shapes; Bosnia and Herzegovina; epitaphs; barrows; artistic (manner) schools; motifs; stonecutters

Summary/Abstract: Stećci have being presented during a long period from 11th till 15th century, an important way of expressing of artistic and spiritual life, form of epigraphic literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stećci were clustered in barrows. They are being found, except in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. There were two artistic schools for making of stećci, there was one in Herzegovina, the second one was in central and eastern Bosnia. Herzegovina has personified one, the second school has been represented by central and eastern Bosnia to Ludmer. South, Adriatic-Mediterranean stone cutting school was artistic richer and its motifs danced with joy. There was represented figured plastic art of Herzegovina. Eastern-Bosnian school has got floral motifs. Grubač and Semorad were talented artists, stone cutters and ˝dijaci˝. ˝Dijak˝ named the profession connected with ban´s and royal chancellery. It was a profession as a kind of professional scrible. They were connected with chanceleries of feudal families. The epitaphs were undersigned by the members of families. The established phrases were graved on stećci: ˝He lies ... on his ground, generous one, and Radomil ´dijak´ it was writing˝, ˝Di[ja]k Semorad writes˝, ˝Here, Grubač carves˝. Phrases in stećci are interesting for history of literary language, history of literacy and historical dialectology.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 113-116
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bosnian