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Title Ancient and New Interpretations of Anatolian Rock-cut “Thrones”
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About author Kisbali, Tamás Péter — Ph. D., associate professor. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 1, 119991 Moscow, Russian Federation. ORCID: 0000-0002-6871-2616
In the section Art of the Ancient World DOI10.18688/aa2111-01-06
Year 2021 Volume 11 Pages 6675
Type of article RAR Index UDK 7.032(39) Index BBK 63.3(0)3; 85.113(3)

The article focuses on three rock-cut “thrones” in Anatolia: a stepped altar in “Midas City” (Phrygia), the monument of Hartapu on Kızıldağ, and the so-called “Throne of Pelops” on Mount Sipylos (Lydia). These monuments are united by similarities in their structure and location in special even “spectacular” environments. Their context in the landscape is analyzed, mainly through the visual senses: what could be observed from the monuments’ vantage point, or, on the other hand, while directing one’s gaze at the monument. Such analysis (if taking into account the discrepancies between ancient and modern landscapes, and ancient and modern experience of the observer) allows us to highlight the main accents towards which these “thrones” were oriented. In a situation where we lack other sources, these observations can enrich our understanding of the original idea of these rock-cut monuments.

Reference Kisbali, Tamás Péter. Ancient and New Interpretations of Anatolian Rock-cut “Thrones”. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 11. Eds A. V. Zakharova, S. V. Maltseva, E. Iu. Staniukovich-Denisova. — St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Univ. Press, 2021, pp. 66–75. ISSN 2312-2129.
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