Kapische

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Kapische

 

(from Old Slavonic kap\ “representation” or “idol”), a cultic structure, built by Eastern and Baltic Slavs before the Christian era. The kapischche is mentioned in Metropolitan Hilarion’s Discourse on Law and Grace (11th century) and other sources. One of the most ancient kapishche was uncovered during excavations at Peryn’, near Novgorod.

REFERENCE

Dintses, L. A. “Dokhristianskie khramy Rusi v svete pamiatnikov narodnogo iskusstva.” Sovetskaia etnografiia, 1947, no. 2.
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