Danube Virtual Museum

Medallion

Title: Medallion
Site: Lepenski Vir
Location/Region: Boljetin, Đerdap
Chrolonology: 10000 BC - 4000 BC
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Epoch: Mesolithic
Culture: Lepenski Vir Culture
Closer Dating: 6300 – 5900 BC
Material: Quartz sandstone
Dimensions: 31 x 27 cm
Production Technique: Repoussage, carving
Bibliography:

Radovanović, I. 1996. The Iron Gates Mesolithic, International Monographs in Prehistory, Archaeological Series, Vol. 11, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.

Srejović, D. 1968. Lepenski Vir, nova praistorijska kultura u Podunavlju, Srpska Književna Zadruga, Belgrade.

Srejović D. i Lj. Babović 1983. Umetnost Lepenskog Vira, Jugoslavija, Beograd

Description

Ornamental sculpture where angular furrows, an angular spiral, two-parted braid, a half-circle with a dot and a herringbone are build upon the central motif – an angular “flower” creating a wonderful arabesque. Very weak remnant of a red pigment coating is spotted at the edge of the ornamental presentation. No traces of firing.