Modern Conservation: The Sculptural Decoration of the Church of Ascension in the Ravanica Monastery

Koç Üniversitesi Anadolu Medeniyetleri Araştırma Merkezi (Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations - ANAMED)

Tarih : 09-01-2024 18:00 - 09-01-2024 20:00

ANAMED Library Talks continue on January 9 with Vladimir Božinović and Asnu Bilban Yalçın. The talk is entitled “Modern Conservation: The sculptural decoration of the church of Ascension in the Ravanica monastery”


The church of Ascension in the Ravanica monastery near Ćuprija represents the masterpiece of Serbian medieval architecture. Built sometime between 1375 and 1381 under the auspice of the ruler of Moravian lands, Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović, it was meant to host the tomb of its ktetor and to function both as the monastery church as well as the royal mausoleum. The royal character of the monument was particularly emphasized by rich sculptural decoration conducted in the “Moravian style” that embellishes the exterior of the edifice. Since some of these reliefs were significantly damaged during later centuries, the research conducted by the Republic Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia aims to shed new light on parts of elements ornamented with sculpture (archivolts, consoles, colonettes, and rosettes) that mostly belong to the decoration of the original exonarthex and that are nowadays located in the monastery lapidarium. Asnu Bilban Yalçın will be the moderator of the talk. This month's talk will be online. Please click on the link below for the registration.


Date: 09.01.2024

Time: 18:00-20:00

Registration link:


The Image is from the Documents of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of the Republic of Serbia