Stone sculpture

As a local art, independent from architecture, the stone sculpture in relief is represented mainly by the tombstones, thus becoming a category in its own right.

Another special category of stone sculpture, characteristic in the first place to the Middle Ages, is the heraldic sculpture - the many crests and coats of arms of the states, towns, estates, guilds, which follow certain strict criteria.

In medieval Romania prevails almost exclusively the non-figurative sculpture, subordinated to architecture, the purely decorative sculptures on the tombstones and the heraldic sculpture, represented by the coats of arms of the Romanian Principalities.