STEĆAK NECROPOLIS IN RADIMLJE | Plemenito

STEĆAK NECROPOLIS IN RADIMLJE | Plemenito

STEĆAK NECROPOLIS IN RADIMLJE


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Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji
Nekropola stećaka na Radimlji

Necropolis in Radimlje is the best known site of stećci, medieval tombstones, in Herzegovina. Its located 3 km west from Stolac, besides the road Stolac-Čapljina, on the locality of Vidovo polje, near village of Paprati. Necropolis belongs amongst most valuable monuments of medieval period of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Traits which emphasize its value are: large number of objects, diversity and presence of all basic forms, relatively high artistic quality of workmanship, richness of plastique decorations, embossed representations and inscriptions which mention historical figures and its location which make it easily accessible.   

Necropolis is composed out of 133 stećak, with 63 of them being decorated. About 30% has the shape of plate, 25% are shaped as chest with another 25% being chests with a base (which means that those stećci are either one element or two separately shaped elements combined together afterwards). Three stone crosses can be found as well, with one of the dominating the whole necropolis. The orientation of the stećci in the area is east-west. They are located in a field surrounded by rock massive which stretches in same direction as Dinarides. Stećci, in the location itself, are densely arranged and stand by the road. Necropolis in Radimlje is rich in decorated stećci, no less than 63 of them. Characteristic motif from stećci of this necropolis are: architectonic decorations on all four sides of the monuments, stylized crosses, human and animal figures, grapevine, motifs from hunting and motifs with weapons. Trademark or the best known symbol of this necropolis is a male figure with raised hand and relatively large hand and fingers, which seems as if speaking to the traveler that in this hard and rocky area of Herzegovina he will encounter friendly and hospitable people.    

This necropolis is linked with Serbian, Orthodox, medieval noble family of Hrabren-Miloradović which used to rule area of Stolac and whose distant descendant was a famous Russian general of Serbian descent from the period of Napoleonic wars, Mihail Andrejević Miloradović.   

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