Ateni Theotokos Church inscription

The Ateni Theotokos Church inscription (Georgian: ატენის ღვთისმშობლის ეკლესიის წარწერა) is the Georgian language inscription written in the Georgian Asomtavruli script on the Ateni Theotokos Church, a basilica located in the village of Didi Ateni, Gori Municipality, Shida Kartli, Georgia. The inscriptions are dated 982–989 AD. The inscription mentions Rati I and Liparit II, Dukes of Kldekari.[1][2][3]

Ateni Theotokos Church Georgian inscription
ატენის ღვთისმშობლის მცირეგუმბათიანი ეკლესიის წარწერა.JPG
WritingGeorgian language inscriptions written in a Georgian script
Created982–989
Discovered1940

InscriptionEdit

ႵႤ ႠႣႨႣႤ ႭႰႱႠ

ႥႤ ႺႾႭႥႰႤႡႠႱႠ
ႠႵႠ ჄႭႰႺႨႤႪႤႡ
Ⴐ ႣႠ ႼႤ ႸႬႱႠ ႱႳႪ
ႨႤႡႰ ႰႠႲ ႤႰႨႱႧ
ႠႥႨ ႻႤ ႨႢႨ ႪႮႰႲ
ႤႰႨႱႧႥႨႱႠႨ ႰႪႬ
ႠႶႠႸႤႬႠ ႤႱႤ ႱႠႾ
ႪႨ ႶႧႨႱႠႨ ႣႠ ႡႽႤႨ
ႺႠႧႠႨ ႼႨ ႤႩႪႤႱႨ
ႠႨ ႱႠႪႭႺႥႤႪႠႣ

ႱႳႪႨႱႠ ႫႧႨႱႠ

  • Translation: "Jesus Christ, have mercy on both of the worldly lives, bodily and spiritual, of Rati Eristavi, son of Liparit Eristavi, who built this house of God as a rock of Sky, a holy Church, for praying for their souls."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ N. Shoshiashvili, Corpus of Georgian inscriptions, I, Tbilisi, 1980, pp. 202–203
  2. ^ L. Rcheulishvili, Ateni Low-domed Church, Georgian Art, I, Tbilisi, 1942, pp. 33–37
  3. ^ Kornelius Danelia, Zurab Sarjveladze, Georgian Paleography. Tbilisi, 1997, pp. 42–43