V 156. Kalamita. Graffito on a wall, XIII–XVth centuries C.E.
H. 3.0, W. 18.0.
The surface is chipped.
Place of Origin
Zagaytanslakya Rock, eastern part, "Church 5", room 2, south wall, near doorway.
Institution and inventory
In situ, no inventory number.
On the front.
Lapidary; letters are slightly elongated and ornate.
XIII–XVth centuries C.E.
The cave, which Mogarichev (1997, 19, fig. 68) identifies as Church 5, bears no characteristics of a cult building. The shape of the cross suggests to Mogarichev a date in the XIth-XIVth centuries, but in fact all cult buildings not only at the Zagaytanskaya Rock, but also in the entire Inkerman Valley are not earlier than the XIIIth century (see Vinogradov, Gaydukov, Zheltov 2005, 78–79).
The meaning of the inscription is unclear.