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Progenitor - female

Title: Progenitor - female
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: 51 x 39 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

Figural sculptures – on the left shoulder and the back there is a baked red zone in the form of a fish bubble, symmetrical to the plastic outlet on the opposite side of the back. On the repoussage surfaces of the sculpture there are preserved traces of red pigment coating.