Danube Virtual Museum

Progenitor

Title: Progenitor
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: 52 x 33 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 Podunavlјu, Srpska Književna Zadruga, Beograd

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

Description

Portrait of supernatural size with highlighted plastic details. The traces of red pigment coating are preserved on the sculpture’s neck and circles around the eyes.