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Elements of continuity : stone cult in the Maltese Islands

Author: George Azzopardi
Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, [2017] ©2017
Series: Archaeopress archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stones dealt with in this study are non-figural (or aniconic) or, sometimes, semi-figural. They come from ritual contexts and, as such, act as a material representation of divine presence in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Azzopardi
ISBN: 1784916951 9781784916954
OCLC Number: 1006312263
Description: x, 93 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1.0 Introduction; 1.1 Aims and methodology; 1.2 Defining and identifying sacred stones; 1.3 Earliest known literary and iconographic evidence; 2.0 Stone cult in prehistoric Malta and Gozo; 2.1 Aniconic cults in relation to figurine-based cults in prehistoric Malta; 3.0 Tripillar shrines or altars; 4.0 Betyl amulets?; 5.0 More betyls from Tas-Silg; 6.0 Stone worship at Ras il-Wardija, in Gozo; 7.0 A pair of 'twin' betyls; 8.0 A gilded betyl in the temple of Proserpina at Mtarfa; 9.0 Conclusion; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Appendix IV; Bibliography; General Index
Series Title: Archaeopress archaeology.
Responsibility: George Azzopardi.

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