Research

Journal Amirani. 2016. Volume 28

Okoni icon from the Moscow Kremlin Armoury

Author(s): Nino Didebashvili

The aim of the present paper is to bring into circulation a historical source unknown for scientific society up to now. Namely, the question is related to the icon commissioned by the king Archil II (1647-1713) unexplored until now, protected in the armory of Kremlin.
As it is obvious from the dating inscriptions placed on the icon, the above-mentioned “pendant” icon is made on the name of the “Almighty Okoni icon”; for me, as a historian, the above indicated inscription and date contain significant information. It’s description and analysis will provide the investigators interested in the history of Georgia of late middle centuries with additional data and will lighten up one unknown section of the Georgian king’s heritage of this period, which has been unexplored until now.



Journal Amirani. 2001. Volume 4

Animal-shaped buttons from the Aragvi valley (deer)

Author(s): Ketevan Ramishvili

Among the smaller artefacts found in the foothills and mountains of eastern Georgia, representations of deer are not uncommon. In the present article, deer figurines used as fibulae will be discussed. The artifacts are made of bronze, poured into moulds. The deer are depicted in right profile, with heads turned toward the viewer. On the basis of the number of turns of the antlers, these appear to be 5-6 year old bucks with large horns. The visible right side is presented in high relief, in a realistic manner as to the representation of bodily features and the effects of light and shadow. This gives the impression of a rounded sculpture, although only the right side of the animal is depicted. The left side is only sketchily worked, and is used to attach the needle of the fibula. The needle, made of iron as a rule, is attached to the rear leg, and closes against a hook attached to the front leg.



Journal Amirani. 2017. Volume 29

Gazi Kumukh Juma Mosque

Author(s): I.A. Kaiaev, A.I. Kaiaev

Stages of construction and functioning of medieval church architecture monument in Dagestan — Gazi-Kumukh Dzhuma-Mosque — are considered in the article. Authors refer to new data on newly revealed written sources in order to fi ll in the construction date of monument appeared in the VIII A. D.



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