This paper discusses the typological, chronological and functional classification of dragon stones, proposing a provisional date for the phenomenon to the Transcaucasian Middle Bronze Age, i.e., c. 2100-1700 BC. The paper also identifies possible points of contact between the dragon stones and the visual vocabulary and ritual habits of the small territorial states that developed in modern Central Turkey at the beginning of the II Millennium BC. In particular, it is argued here that a seal impression from Acemhöyük representing a stela with bovid protomes may be closely related to the same ritual and monumental traditions in which the more-or-less contemporary dragon stones appear to have been embedded.
|Titolo:||The Armenian dragon stones and a seal impression from Acemhöyük.|
|Autori interni:||Gilibert, Alessandra|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Articolo su libro|