Old turkic stone statues from Taldy-Suu, Kyrgyzstan

Y. S. Hudiakov, A. Y. Borisenko, Z. Orozbekova

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Abstract

Anthropomorphic stone statues, discovered near Taldy-Suu, the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan, are described with reference to the earlier (19th to early 21st century) scholarship, and are attributed to the Old Turkic tradition. One of them shows a male warrior. We focus on his costume, belt, weapons, and the vessel held in his right hand. The other statue is of a woman. The chronology and cultural affi nities, specifi cally in relation to Old Turkic statues of other areas of the Tian Shan, are assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-95
Number of pages6
JournalArchaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Issyk-Kul Basin
  • Memorial constructions
  • Old Turks
  • Stone statues
  • Tian Shan

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 6.01.BI ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 5.09.EN CULTURAL STUDIES
  • 5.04.BF ANTHROPOLOGY

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