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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 3 (135), 579–595

UДК 730:792.246 (477)

https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.03.579

NATIVITY CRIB (SHOPKA) IN UKRAINIAN CHRISTIAN TRADITION: GENESIS, HISTORY, SYMBOLIC

Herus Liudmyla, Candidate of Sciences in Art Studies,

Senior Researcher Folk Art Department of the National

Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Svobody Avenue 15, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: (067)2703221; e-mail: ludmilagerus@gmail.com

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5931-3816

Abstract. Genesis and evolution of Nativity crib (shopka) in Ukrainian Christian tradition are traced, social and cultural factors of its development are grounded, its symbolic is clarified, national specific is demonstrated, its artistic value is revealed in the article on the basis of exploration of scientific sources, documental data and unique artifacts.

Keywords: Christmas, Christianity, Ukraine, Nativity crib (shopka), Nativity Play, prezepe, art, image.

Received 18.05.2017

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