MAIASK. 2017. No. 9

L. G. Khrushkova (Moscow, Russia).

Byzantine marble of Tauric Chersonesos: beginning of the study

DOI: 10.24411/2219-8857-2017-00012

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Pages: 311-341

In the article the beginning of the study of marble architectural details brought to Tauric Chersonesos from Byzantine workshops is considered. The first author who turned to the study of the early Byzantine basilica of Tauric Chersonesos and their marble decor was Alexandr L. Bertier Delagarde. He made an important conclusion about the origin of marbles from Proconessos, but the dates he proposed were not confirmed. Unfortunately, the excavations of Tauric Chersonesos under the guidance of the Archaeological Commission (Sankt-Petersburg) was conducted not professionally, therefore there is no information on the structure with which the capitals and other elements are connected. The publication of the marble catalog conceived by Dmitry V. Ainalov did not take place. For the first time the typological and chronological classification of the marbles of Tauric Chersonesos was first realized by Anatoly L. Yakobson more than a century later and a quarter after the beginning of the excavations of the basilicas of Tauric Chersonesos.


Key words: archaeology, historiography, architecture, Tauric Chersonesos, Byzantine marble.


Received November 11, 2017
Accepted for publication December 01, 2017


About the author:

Khrushkova Liudmila Georgievna (Moscow, Russia). Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University.