Apollonia ad Rhyncadum sculptural works

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2020

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Ezgi Bozkurt



Within the scope of this thesis study, sculptural works that have been researched and investigated, have baeen found in the ancient city of Apollonia ad Rhyndacum, that was known in Bithynia location in ancient period before and around the city. With the permission of The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and with the leadership of Bursa Metropolitan Municipality's general directorate of ancient arts and museums, as Uludag University researchers, drillings and salvage excavations have been executed between 2015 and 2018 with consultancy of Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şahin. Within the scope of this research, in addition to drillings and salvage excavations, sculptural works of Apollonia a. R., that has been inherited in Bursa archaeological museum, has been investigated. During this investigation for this study, archaeological excavations have been executed in Apollonia a. R. necropolis, Kız Island and Nisli Area (Sacred Area) locations. And on the other hand, 18 pieces of Sculptures have been investigated that has been inherited in Bursa Archaeological Museum. Sculptures that have different typology and iconography, have been composed of different kind of materials such as terra-cotta, marble, bronze, bone. The plastic founding (antique) that has been composed of different kind of materials, have been investigated in by categorizing subgroup and types depending on their charter. Regarding the subject of this study, to be able to investigate and analyze also the big picture of the Sculptural works well, similar sculptures that have been in different cities, have been also investigated. After this investigation, it has been decided to study on defining the term, style, iconographic history of the ancient city of Apollania a. R. The evaluated works are the result of being produced in a wide range of dates from the second half of the 4th century BC to the 3rd century AD