Present miscellany is the result of a research project financed by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). It was provoked by the statements that the so called Thracian Rider and some other iconographic elements connected with him (e.g. the serpent) appeared in Thrace as a borrowing from the Greek art, despite the fact that the Rider’s meeting with a serpent is attested not only on late votive plaques but on early monuments of the Thracian toreutics as well. It is an attempt at a careful analysis of elements through which foreign cultural codes (Persian, Greek, Roman) were perceived in Thrace. This provides  sound reasons to confirm or to reject the assumption that there was a foreign influence on some aspects of the Thracian imagery language.

D. Boteva (ed.)


Table of contents 

D. Boteva. About Thracian imagery language and the way towards its ‘reading’: An Introduction

A. Petrova. The Hellenistic gravestone reliefs from the West Pontic Area

M. Ivanov. Heros equitans on gravestones from Lower Moesia and Thrace, 1st4th century AD

A. Tenchova. Votive tablets with depictions of Zeus from Lower Moesia and Thrace (Bulgarian sections),
3rd century AD

D. Boteva. Relationship between iconography and inscription on votive reliefs of the Thracian Rider:
A database analysis


M. Izdimirski. The Horseman in pre-Roman Thrace and the Achaemenid Empire


Образ и култ в Древна Тракия: Аспекти на формирането на тракийския образен език

Publisher Faber
Language English, Bulgarian
Pages 260
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-954-775-604-5
Creation date 2006
Size 16 х 24 cm

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