New Funerary Inscriptions with 'Totenmahlreliefs' from the Museum of Bursa

Uzunoglu H.

OLBA, vol.23, pp.397-415, 2015 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: OLBA
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.397-415
  • Keywords: Bithynia, Prusa ad Olympum, Kestel, funerary inscriptions, Totenmahlreliefs, oikonomos
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This contribution presents six new inscriptions with 'Totenmahlreliefs' which were recorded during our epigraphical research at the Bursa Museum. The atelier for these stelai has been convincingly established by Corsten to have been at Kestel (Lat. Castellum) and this type of relief is well-known from Bursa and its territory, each carrying almost the same iconographic and stylistic features. This article examines these stelai both archaeologically and epigraphically and discusses to which group defined by Th. Corsten they belong. All of the inscriptions carved upon the lower part of the stelai can be dated to 2nd century AD.