Danube Virtual Museum

Anthropomorphic vessel

Title: Anthropomorphic vessel
Site: Dubravica / Margum
Location/Region: Margum, Dubravica
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Culture: 1st century AD
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: H 11 cm, R 6 cm
Bibliography: Ratković, D. 2005. Bronzane posude iz Rimske zbirke Narodnog muzeja u Beogradu, Antika IX, Beograd.


Vessel with a presentation of a black boy. The boy is sitting on a rock wearing a tunic while a hood is covering his head. A lamp-lantern is placed on the ground between his legs. The left hand is leaning to his chin while his left arm is leaning to his left leg. The boy is resting. His head is nicely modeled with a distinctive cube-shaped hairstyle. On the vessel and the boy’s shoulder there are two rings used for pulling the handle. The bottom of the vessel is missing.