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: Dusty sandstone
Dimensions: 43 x 5 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, Beograd.

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

Description

Fully preserved non-figural scepter. There are simple linear signs on the narrower side of the scepter. On one side, three sets of motifs have series of hexagonal elements. Gradation of the sets by size is noticeable. At the opposite side of the scepter a meander and a laid „V“motif are derived. Traces of red pigment coating have been preserved throughout the whole body of the scepter.