In the number of monuments, the diversity and representation of all the basic stesak shapes, the relatively high artistic quality of the work, the wealth of decorative elements, relief carvings and epitaphs referring to known historical persons, as well as in its unusual site and accessibility, the necropolis of Radimlja is one of the most valuable medieval monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most of the tombstones, of the type known as stecci (sing. stecak) date from the fifteenth and sixteenth century. The most reliable evidence of the date of origin is an epitaph on one of the stecci, which suggests that the necropolis dates to the time when the Hrabren-Miloradovic family lived in Batnoge or Osanici.
According to the 1967 data there were 133 stecci in the necropolis.
- Copyright: Brano Boskovic (brano14) (3019)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-00
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture, Artwork
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Herzegovina [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-29 9:27