Danube Virtual Museum

Altar

Title: Altar
Site: Vinča
Location/Region: Belgrade
Chrolonology: 8000 BC - 4000 BC
Museum: Belgrade City Museum
Country: Serbia
Epoch: Late Neolithic
Culture: Vinča Culture
Closer Dating: 5th century BC
Material: Fired clay
Dimensions: H 4.3; W 5.9 cm
Bibliography: Bisеniја Pеtrоvić, Vеlibоr Kаtić i Мilоš Spаsić, Živоt u glini: nеоlitskа umеtnst nа tlu Bеоgrаdа, Bеоgrаd: Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, 2009.

Description

Low rectangular gray altar with four legs. Stylized animal heads are at the corners of the recipient.

Altars are iconic objects used during the sacrifice. They have a shallow recipient in which a precious liquid was most likely placed.