Votive stele with the representation of a ‘Thracian horseman’/ ‘Heros Karabazmos’.
‘Thracian horseman’ is the conventional term for a recurring motif from the iconography of Paleo-Balkanic mythology during the Hellenistic and Roman era. The tradition is attested from Thrace to Moesia and Scythia Minor (nowadays Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova). It is also known as the ‘Thracian Heros’ or as ‘Heros Karabazmos’, a god of the underworld usually depicted on funeral statues as a horseman slaying a beast with a spear.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.