Las Estatuas Galaico Lusitanas en posición de parada

I. Distribución espacial, emplazamientos y epigrafia asociada


  • Sergio Ríos González


The statues of warriors are one of the most prominent examples of the Castro culture in the
northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Notable in this category is a series of sculptures depicting the
same iconographic motif: standing male, looking straight ahead, carrying a shield on the front. This
paper, which is the first part of an integral research about this sculptures, studies their distribution
and location as well as the inscriptions that are carved in some of them. Our analysis shows that
these sculptural pieces are not found everywhere but in some specific sites within the old conventus
bracarensis territory. Most of those locations are associated to heterogeneous settlements, but
some others cannot be associated to inhabited areas. In this latter case, the sculptures could have
been linked to key points in the territory (crossroads, hills, relevant piks, etc). Finally, engraved
inscriptions seem concurrent with their corresponding sculptures, so this is a significant clue for the
chronology of this unique statues of warriors.




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Ríos González, S. (2021). Las Estatuas Galaico Lusitanas en posición de parada: I. Distribución espacial, emplazamientos y epigrafia asociada. Portvgalia : Revista De Arqueologia Do Departamento De Ciências E Técnicas Do Património Da FLUP, 42. Obtido de