Danube Virtual Museum

Statuette - Idol

Title: Statuette - Idol
Site: Vinča
Location/Region: Belgrade
Chrolonology: 4000 BC - 2000 BC
Museum: Belgrade City Museum
Country: Serbia
Epoch: Neolithic
Culture: Baden culture
Closer Dating: 3th millennia BC
Material: Fired clay
Dimensions: H 14.8 cm
Bibliography: Pеtrоvić Bisеniја i drugi. Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, ur. Sеfеrоvić Nаdа. Bеоgrаd: Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, 2003.

Description

Statuette-idol, discovered during archaeological excavations in Vinča and determined as a part of the Baden culture, is a representative sample of anthropomorphic plastic, otherwise rare in this cultural group. The prehistoric artist-craftsman decorated the entire surface of this very stylized representation of women’s emphasized attributes by cuts making a zigzag ornament.