Machabeli Kitty

Art Historian, Chief Researcher of the Centre, Prof. Dr.

Research field: History of the Late Antique and Early Christian plastic art, genesis of the Georgian Christian art, Georgian metalwork, Christian iconography,

modern Georgian fine arts.

Activity: Full Professor of Tbilisi Academy of  Arts,  lectures on history of Ancient World Art, Faculty of Restoration,   Art History and Theory,  1999-2006  Head of the Department of Minor Arts of G. Chubinashvili Institute of History of Georgian Art.

Address: I corp., app. 56, Mitskevich str., Tbilisi.     


  1. Armaziskhevi Silver Bowl with Antinous Representation, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N6, 1962;
  2. Two Silver Bowls from Armaxi, “Moambe”, N3, 1962;
  3. Les medallions italiens provenants de Georgia, Arte Lombarda, X, 1, 1965;
  4. Irakli Ochiauri Chasing Work, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N3, 1967;
  5. Ashot Kukhi Relief from Tbeti, “Matsne”, N5, 1968;
  6. Some Issues of the Study of Artistic Silver in Late-Antique Georgia, “Matsne”, N4, 1969;
  7. Silver Jugs from Armazi, “Dzeglis Megobari”, N17, 1969;
  8. Silver Phials from Armazi, Tbilisi, 1970;
  9. Irakli Ochiauri, Moscow, 1971;
  10. A Silver Patera from Armaziskhevi, “Dzeglis Megobari”, N26, 1972;
  11. A Silver Tray from Ureki, “Dzeglis Megobari”, N29, 1972;
  12. A Group of Monuments of Sassanian Toreutics in Georgia, “Matsne”, N3, 1972;
  13. Georgian Applied Art, collected articles: Georgian Fine Arts, Tbilisi, 1974;
  14. Alde Kakabadze, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N10, 1974;
  15. Guram Gabashvili, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N4, 1975;
  16. A Portrait of Marcus Aurelius from Bagineti, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N7, 1975;
  17. Silver Utensil Details from Ureki, “Dzeglis Megobari”, N38, 1975;
  18. Metal-work Art in Ancient Georgia, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N3, 1976;
  19. Late-Antique Toreutics in Georgia, Tbilisi, 1976;
  20. An Artist-Ceramist Revaz Iashvili, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N7, 1976;
  21. La toreutique géorgienne de la fin de l’antiquité, Bedi Kartlisa, XXXIV, 1976;
  22. Tradition in Georgian Medieval Chasing, II International Symposium dedicated to Georgian Art, Tbilisi, 1977;
  23. From the History of Georgian Secular Chasing Art, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N10, 1977;
  24. Basic Problems of Late-Antique Art of Georgia, Antiquity and Antique Traditions in the Culture and Art of the Peoples of the Soviet East, Moscow, 1978;
  25. On Georgian Secular Chasing Art, Medieval Art, Russia, Georgia, Moscow, 1978;
  26. An Issue of Traditions in the Medieval Georgian Chasing Art, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N3, 1979;
  27. A Sassanian Jug from Svaneti, Ars Georgica, 8, 1980;
  28. Some Peculiarities of Early Medieval Georgian Plastic Arts, Researches in Georgian Fine Arts, Tbilisi, 1981;
  29. Alde Kakabadze, Moscow, 1981;
  30. Tbilisi- Mtskheta, Moscow, 1981 (together with N. Janberidze);
  31. From Svaneti Treasury, Tbilisi, 1982;
  32. Some Iconographic Schemes of Early Christian Plastic Arts of Georgia, IV International Symposium dedicated to Georgian Art, Tbilisi, 1983;
  33. Silver of Ancient Georgia, Tbilisi, 1983;
  34. From the History of Ancient Georgia Metal Sculpture, collected articles of Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, 1983;
  35. At the Origins of Ancient Georgian Plastic Arts (an Usaneti Stele), “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N10, 1984;
  36. Soliko Virsaladze, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N11, 1984;
  37. A Statue and a Town, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N3, 1986;
  38. An Early Feudal Epoch Monument of Georgian Plastic Arts, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, N10, 1986;
  39. The Issue of Oriental Elements in the Early Medieval Plastic Arts of Georgia, “Khudozhestvennie Pamyatniki i Problemi Vostoka”, Leningrad, 1986;
  40. Pictorial Art of the Soviet Georgia, Tbilisi, 1987;
  41. Some Peculiarities of the Development of Early Christian Georgian Plastic Arts, Ars Georgica, 9, 1987;
  42. A Stone Cross Depiction on the Ancient Georgian Relief, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, 1, 1988;
  43. A Stele Fragment from the Village of Nagvarevi, “Matsne”, N2, 1988;
  44. Davati Stele Place in the System of Medieval Georgian Art, “Sabchota Khelovneba”, 3, 1989;
  45. The Theme of the Blessed Virgin in the Early Christian Plastic Arts of Georgia, VI International Symposium dedicated to Georgian Art, Tbilisi, 1989;
  46. Une sculpture géorgienne paléochretienne: la stele du village de Matula. Revue des etudes caucasiennes et caucasiennes, Paris, N3, 1989;
  47. Zur Erforschung der frühchristlichen georgischen Stelen, Georgica, Heft 12, Jena-Tbilisi, 1989;
  48. Byzantium and Georgian Art, “Khelovneba”, N9, 1990;
  49. A Secular Portrait in Early Feudal Georgia, “Khelovneba”, N2, 1991;
  50. Bronze Censers in Georgia, “Khelovneba”, N6, 1991;
  51. Les sujets évangeliquessur les steles géorgiennes, Byzance et Géorgie, Athénes, 1991;
  52. A Stele Fragment from the Village of Satskhenisi, Ars Georgica, 10, Tbilisi, 1992;
  53. Il sistema figurative delle stele georgiane gel primo medievo, Ex Oriente Lux, Bruxelles, vol. 1, 1992;
  54. Ancient Christian Symbolism in Medieval Georgian Reliefs (a cross in the Medallion), “Literatura da Khelovneba”, 6, 1992;
  55. For an Unbiassed Research. About One Attempt of Defining a Sculpture workshop in Early Feudal Epoch Georgia, “Khelovneba”, 9-10, 1992;
  56. Christian Themes in Ancient Georgian Plastic Arts (a Brdadzori Stone Column), “Khelovneba”, 2, 1993;
  57. From the History of an Early Medieval Secular Portrait, “Literatura da Khelovneba”, 1, 1993;
  58. Ancient Christian Symbolism on Georgian Stone Columns, “Spektri”, N1-2, 1993;
  59. Boris Tsibadze, “Khelovneba”, N1-3, 1994;
  60. Louis Réau “Medieval Religious Art”, “Khelovneba”, N4-5, 1995;
  61. The Gospel Themes on Georgian Stone Columns, “Dzeglis Megobari”, N2, 1996;
  62. La Géorgie et le monde de Byzance (Vie-VIIe ss.), materials of Tbilisi State University International Symposium, Tbilisi, 1996;
  63. Reliefs on Georgain Stelae within the System of Early Byzantine Arts, Byzantine Studies. Selected Papers, Art History, vol. 3, Moscow, 1996;
  64. Stéles Géorgiennes en Pierre, Lugano, 1997;
  65. Ein Werk der europaischen Kleinkunst in Swanetien, Georgica, Heft 20, Yena, 1997;
  66. Georgian Stone Crosses, Tbilisi, 1998;
  67. A Portrait in Early Medieval Georgian Plastic Arts (5-6th cc), “Literatura da Khelovneba”, 4, 1998;
  68. Early Medieval Stelae in Georgia in the Context of Eastern Christian Art, Iberica Caucasica, I, Curzon Press, 1998;
  69. From the History of Georgian Chased Icons, “Khelovneba”, N5-6, 1999;
  70. Biblical Themes in Early Medieval Georgian Plastic Arts, papers of a scientific conference dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, 1999;
  71. Remarques sur I iconographie de la Crucifixion sur les steles géorgiennes. Byzantion, LXX, Bruxelles, 2000;
  72. Some Aspects of Georgian Chased Icons, “Sametsniero Shromebis Krebuli” of Tbilisi State University, 2000;
  73. Signs of Belief, “Mnatobi”, N1-2, 2000;
  74. Georgia and Byzantine World, researches of the Georgian State Museum, 6, Tbilisi, 2001;
  75. A Stele detail from the Village of Satskhenisi, Monuments of Culture, “Novie Otkritiya”, Moscow, 2001;
  76. Georgia and Byzantine World. Artistic Aspects. Perception of Byzantium and Its Neighbors, New York, 2001;
  77. Masterpieces and Centuries, Tbilisi, 2001;
  78. Study of Decorative-Applied Arts at the G. Chubinashvili Institute of Georgian Art History, “Kartuli Khelovnebis Narkvevebi”, I, Tbilisi, 2001;
  79. An Icon of the Blessed Virgin on Early Christian Georgian Stone Columns, Ars Georgica, 11, 2001;
  80. Manaba Mahomedova, an introduction to an album, Makhachkala, 2002;
  81. New Materials for the History of a Georgian Costume, “Mnatobi”, N5-6, 2002;
  82. Georgia and the Eastern Christian World, “Kartuli Khelovnebis Narkvevebi”, II, 2002;
  83. The Blessed Virgin – a Minor Oranta in Georgian Chasing “Sakartvelos Sidzveleni”, N4-5, Tbilisi, 2003;
  84. Les croix en Pierre géorgiennes et leur place dans l’art du Haut Moyen Age, ΛΑΜΠΉΔΏΝ, t. 2, Ateni, 2003;
  85. About One Version of the Blessed Virgin – Hodegetria in Georgian Chasing Art, “Kartuli Khelovnebis Narkvevebi”, III, Tbilisi, 2004;
  86. The Oldest Liturgical Objects in Georgia – Bronze Censers, Logos, III, 2004;
  87. For the Genesis of Georgian Christian Art, “Twenty Centuries of Christianity in Georgia”, 2004;
  88. About One Image of the Blessed Virgin in Georgian Chasing Art, Zograf, N30, 2004-05;
  89. G. Chubinashvili and the Issues of Origins of Georgian Chasing Art, “Kartuli Khelovnebis Narkvevebi”, IV, 2005;
  90. The Issue of Formation of Christian Iconography (Christmas and Epiphany Compositions on Early Medieval Georgian Reliefs), “Sakartvelos Sidzveleni”, 9, 2006;
  91. Depiction of the Holy Sepulcher on the Monument of Early Medieval Georgian Art, Monuments of Culture New Discoveries Moscow Nauka, Moscow, 2006;
  92. Georgian Christian Art. Stone Reliefs, Tbilisi, 2008 (co-author);
  93. Early Medieval Georgian Stone Crosses, Tbilisi, 2008.