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.
Date of Visit
18th March 2017
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Emma Loosley, “The Bolnisi Stela,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed December 9, 2023, https://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/798.