On the Interpretation of the Seven-Ray Star from Pliska Cover Image
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Към интерпретацията на седмолъчата звезда от Плиска
On the Interpretation of the Seven-Ray Star from Pliska

Author(s): Zarko Zhdrakov, Andrej Bojadzhiev, Stanizar Alexandrov
Subject(s): Visual Arts, 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Кирило-Методиевски научен център при Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The authors put forward a hypothesis which allows them to read the inscription on the Pliska rosette. They assume that the inscription is dedicatory and that it is written in Proto-Bulgarian. The writing is mixed: it contains Greek and Slavonic Letters and specific graphemes (the majority of them of Altaic origin). The inscription could be read as: жбанъ еалѣ су ѣѱ / IYI. The proposed translation is: The shepherd of the state (people) - marshal of the army (water) / God bless him? The Inscription dates from the end of the ninth or the very beginning of the tenth century.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 33-54
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian