The horse and its mythological transformation (Three ancient artifacts from the collection of the Regional Museum of History  Sliven)
Конят и неговите митологични превъплъщения
Language: English, Bulgarian (bilingual)
Category: Thracian culture


  The publication examines in detail three artifacts with graphic or plastic images of horses, originated from burial mounds at the present-day Souteastern Bulgaria: a gilded silver rhyton with a elaborately modeled protome of a centaur from the first quarter of the 4th century B.C.; a ceramic rhyton shaped as head and torso of a horse with body of a cockerel from the middle of the third quarter of the 4th century B.C.; and a bronze ring with a thin ellipsoid plate on which a hippocampus is depicted in a concave relief.


Table of contents

V. Fol. Briefly about the horse, the Thracians and the book

I. Marazov. The mythical bestiary of the Antiquity


The Hippalektryon

The Centaurs

The Hippocampus


List of sources, bibliography and electronic publications

Dictionary of terminology

List of abbreviations

List of illustrations




Publisher Regional Historical Museum - Sliven
Language Bulgarian, English
Pages 206
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-619-7445-33-6
Creation date 2020
Size 14 х 21 cm

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