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Caryatids of the Royal Tomb at Sveshtari
Caryatids of the Royal Tomb at Sveshtari

Author(s): Maria Chichikova
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Economic history, Political history, Social history, Ancient World
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The author’s attention is focused on the interior and the ten caryatids of the royal tomb at the village of Sveshtari. The female figures are seen as characters of a funerary cult, bearers of the celestial canopy above the buried, divine or mortal – leading the dead as heroi to the world beyond. According to the author the tomb is dated to the very end of the first or the beginning of the second quarter f the 3rd century BC and was prepared for a Getan ruler.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 5-22
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English