Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Lunar Images in the Cultural Traditions in the South of Western Siberia in the Second Half of the 3rd – the Beginning of the 2nd Millennium BC

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences. 2021 14 (1)
Kovtun, Igor V.
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Kovtun, Igor V.: The Federal Research Center of Coal and Coal Chemistry of SB RAS Kemerovo, Russian Federation;
lunar images; south of Western Siberia; Okunev culture; Krokhalevka culture; Samus culture; worldview; fine art, ornamental graphics

The article highlights a series of multicultural images of the developed Bronze Age of the south of Western Siberia, which are connected by a common semantic meaning. The author substantiates lunar semantics of Okunev, Krokhalevka and Samus anthropomorphic characters conveying the idea of significant moon cycles, mainly the new moon, the first quarter and the full moon. The worldviews of the population of these cultures are reconstructed, the probable sources of the lunar cult and the peculiarities of similar views in each community are investigated. Specific iconographic methods of transmitting similar ideological stereotypes by various visual means inherent in the cultural groups of the Upper Ob Region, the Lower Tom Region and the Middle Yenisei in the second half of the 3rd – the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC are revealed

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