Danube Virtual Museum

Scepter

Title: Scepter
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: Small sandstone
Dimensions: 34 x 2,8 cm
Production Technique: Polishing, engraving
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

Scepter in the form of a serpentine fish. On the side of the fish there is a wavy notch, while on the ventral part of the body of the fish there are six short notches. Judging by the preserved traces, the whole scepter was coated with dark red pigment.