To the History of Metalworking in Pre-Christian Georgia (Following the Treasure Preserved in Oni Local Lore Museum)
Author: Mariam Gabashvili
Tbilisi, 2019. 160 pp.
The book “To the History of Metalworking in Pre-Christian Georgia (Following the Treasure Preserved in Oni Local Lore Museum)” represents the first publication of the artefacts of various chronology found in the territory of ancient western province of Georgia, Racha. The collection of metalworking production is now preserved in the Oni Local Lore Museum and is distinguished by diverse artistic value. Thus, the artefacts are classified by typological and iconographic groups and are treated by means of artistic approach with the accompanying historical and semantic context.
Apart from the forward, introduction and classification of the material, the issue contains the chapters concerning the opening and history of Oni Local Lore Museum, as well as the mining and metalworking activities in Racha. The illustrations of the collection are subjoined to the text in the form of tables.
The financial support for the publication is granted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia within the framework of the program: “Assistance for the publications concerning book-albums in the field of fine arts”.