Tag Archive for cup-marks

Usseglio, Alpine cults, archaeology and rock art

Ròch dij Gieugh

Ròch dij Gieugh

[Usseglio: culti in ambiente alpino, archeologia e arte rupestre]. A new exhibition room dedicated to the cults of the Alps has recently enriched the Civic Alpine Museum Arnaldo Tazzetti of Usseglio. A part of the room is devoted to the monumental Ròch dij Gieugh, an engraved stone situated on the slopes of the Usseglio mountains. The interest in this rock is given by the great number of shoeprints connected to a complex network of cup-marks and grooves. New important discoveries emerged during the recent tracing: three figures of Iron Age warriors and a possible votive inscription to Juppiter, the first found in the Alps on a cup-marked rock [ENG-ITA].

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Phaistos, Crete, cup-marks and other signs


Phaistos, spiral

Rock art enthusiasts and researchers will be pleasantly surprised while discovering the moderate but diffused presence of Minoan Palaces “rock art”; two main categories are present: mason’s marks and cup-marks – so-called kernoi – all these engraved upon the ashlars limestone blocks of the Minoan Palaces, mainly in the first centuries of the 2nd millennium BC. Some interpretation problems arise, concerning the sacred or practical character of the marks and the use of the kernoi as offering tables or as popular or childish board games. A great concentration of such items may be found at the Phaistos Palace...

by Andrea Arcà

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Pietre incise e arte rupestre

Roccia degli Stambecchi

TRACCE open access papers

Arcà Andrea, 1990.
Pietre incise e arte rupestre: un interesse rinnovato. Nuove ricerche e prospettive in Bassa Valle di Susa e Alta Moriana, Segusium, 28, pp. 163-186.

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Alpi Occidentali, quadro generale …

Aussois Les Lozes, guerriero

L’arte rupestre delle Alpi Occidentali presenta una minore concentrazione minore rispetto alle “capitali” dell’arte rupestre alpina. Analoghi sono però la qualità e l’ampiezza dell’excursus cronologico …
A chrono-typological frame for the western Alps rock art. While the western Alps rock art is not so conspicuous in quantity as the two alpine poles of Mt. Bego and Valcamonica, regarding the quality and the chronological extent may offer a similar range…

by Andrea Arcà
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La Pera Cunca ed il Truchet

La Pera Cunca

Il Canavese, fin dal Medioevo, ha rivelato la presenza di numerosi massi recanti incisioni rupestri. Tale produzione di segni sulla pietra sembra essere maggiore e diversificata man mano che si sale di quota. Al contrario, scendendo verso il fondo valle, le pietre incise risultano minori per quantità e quasi esclusivamente a coppelle.

by Enrico Gallo

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