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(Rīgas Centra daiļamatniecības pamatskolas - Riga Elementary School for Applied Arts)

Šota Rustaveli

Shota Rustaveli

Georgian: შოთა რუსთაველი
1172 - 1216
Georgian poet, one of the greatest contributors to Georgian literature; author of The Knight in the Panther's Skin (ვეფხისტყაოსანი, Vepkhistkaosani), the Georgian national epic poem
(Wikipedia)
artist unknown
2012

Rīga /  Šota Rustaveli   Rīga /  Šota Rustaveli

Description

Stone plaque with a bronze relief portrait and text in Latvian and Georgian, with a quotation of Rustaveli's poem The Man in the Panther's Skin (verse 834).

Inscription(s)

Rīga - Šota Rustaveli
"Kas draugu nemeklē, tas pats sev ienaidnieks"
Šota Rustaveli, XII gadsimta gruzīnu dzejnieks
Dāvinājums Rīgai no Tbilisi kā draudzības apliecinājums.

"ვინ მოყვარესა არ ეძებს, იგი თავისა მტერია"
შოთა რუსთაველი XII საუკუნის ქართველი პოეტი
ქ. თბილისის საჩუქარი ქ. რიგას მეგობრობის ნიშნად

'Who seeks not a friend is his own foe!'"
Shota Rustaveli, 12th century Georgian poet
Gift from Tbilisi to Riga as a symbol of friendship

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Annotation

Unveiled 30 May 2012 by the Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili.

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Item Code: lv066; Photograph: 10 July 2013
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