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Новооткрити римски скулптурни паметници от Филипопол
Newly Discovered Roman Sculptures in Philippopolis

Author(s): Marina Koleva, Ivo Topalilov
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The present article examines for the first time the newly discovered during archaeological excavations in 2007 and 2009 in Plovdiv Roman sculptures. At the site located on 27 Mitropolit Panaret Str. and 2 Dusho Hadzhidekov Str. Were discovered the torso of Asclepius (Fig. 1.1 and 1.2) and fragment of a relief of Heracles (Fig. 2). On the site of 14 Saborna Str. fragments of a relief of Hera (Fig. 3) and of a Thracian Horseman (Fig. 4) were found. Another fragment with the image of a Thracian Horseman (Fig. 5) was found at the site of 2 Tourist Str. These monuments could be dated generally from the Roman epoch – 2nd – 3rd c. Their fragmentariness on one hand and their location in a later context on the other does not allow for a more precise dating. The monuments register well in the general context of Philippopolis regarding sculptures originating from this city as well as regarding the religious beliefs and preferences of its inhabitants.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 178-183
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian
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