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The Bolnisi Stela

Stelae and carved stone crosses are a common phenomenon in early Christian Kartli. They are believed to date between the C5th and C10th. One of the earliest and most well-known is the stela from Bolnisi in Kvemo Kartli which has been ascribed a date of the C5th-C6th and which is now housed in the Shalva Amiranashvili State Museum of Art in Tbilisi.

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Limestone funerary relief of a woman

This limestone bust of a woman is now in the garden of the National Museum of Damascus.

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Limestone funerary relief of a deceased couple

This limestone relief in the garden of the National Museum of Damascus depicts a deceased couple between two columns with an unfinished looking garland displayed above their heads.

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Basalt funerary stele of a woman

This basalt stele shows a full-length portrait of the deceased. It is currently on display in the garden of the National Museum of Damascus.

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Basalt funerary stele with depiction of a family and a Greek inscription

This stele shows a large sculpture of a man accompanied by the smaller figures of a woman and child and a Greek inscription. It is currently displayed in the garden of the National Museum of Damascus.

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Basalt funerary stele with Greek inscriptions and symbolic items

This funerary stele shows items that meant something to the deceased along with a crude Greek inscription. It is now displayed in the garden of the National Museum of Damascus.

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Limestone representation of a deity with solar rays and a crescent moon

This detail of a relief in the garden of the National Museum of Damascus depicts a lunar deity framed within a crescent moon and wearing a radiate crown of solar rays.

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Basalt relief of the tauroctony

This basalt relief attached to the wall of the National Museum in Damascus shows the tauroctony, the central cult scene of Mithraism where Mithras slays the bull to ensure the passage of the seasons and the continued fertility of the Earth.

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Basalt relief of winged victories

This basalt relief of winged victories is displayed on an exterior wall of the National Museum of Damascus. The relatively crude carving of the object reflects the difficulty of working with basalt.

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Views of artefacts in the garden of Damascus National Museum

Views of the garden of the National Museum in Damascus that is used to display primarily Classical and Late Antique sculpture, sarcophagi and architectural elements.

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