ICOMOS 2015 expert mission in the framework of the World Heritage nominations for the year 2016 - Serial Property - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyard - Ravanjska Vrata
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Decorated tombstone in the Stećci graveyard Ravanjska Vrata in Kupres.
"The most remarkable feature is their decorative motifs roughly divided in six groups which complement each other: social simbols, religious simbols, images of posthumous kolo, figural images, clear ornaments, and unclassified motifs (mostly simbolic, geometrical, or damaged).Many of them remain enigmatic to this day; spirals, arcades, rosettes, vine leaves and grapes, lilium, stars (often six-pointed) and crescent Moons are among the images that appear. Figural images include processions of deer, horse, dancing the kolo, hunting, chivalric tournaments, and, most famously, the image of the man with his right hand raised, perhaps in a gesture of fealty."
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