The Authorship of Old Rus Graffiti as a Research Problem
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The Authorship of Old Rus Graffiti as a Research Problem
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PII
S207987840001613-3-1
DOI
10.18254/S0001613-3-1
Publication type
Article
Status
Published
Authors
Maria Drobysheva
Affiliation: State Academic University for Humanities
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Abstract
The article is devoted to the problem of authorship of graffiti on the walls of Old Rus churches. The author analyzes a number of epigraphic sources which indicate somehow if the person mentioned in the inscription is at the same time its author, or not. The author finds several examples of so-called “autograph” graffiti where the name mentioned does not belong to the real creator of the inscription. Some graffiti which contain prayers demonstrate us the same discrepancy. This leads to a reconsideration of the purposes of “autograph” and “prayer” graffiti.
Keywords
Saint Sophia Cathedral, graffiti, inscriptions, Old Rus, Kiev
17.12.2016
Publication date
24.04.2017
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17769
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39
Views
6230
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