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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: Dusty sandstone
Dimensions: 11,8 x 4,3 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, Belgrade.

Description

Fragment of the refined non-figural scepter. Elliptical body of the scepter is narrowed in the form of blade at the ending. Plastic rib along the body of the scepter is used as a base for the series of the properly derived notches. On one side is a carved representation of fish. According to the preserved traces, the whole scepter seems to be painted.