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Water Fairy

Title: Water Fairy
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: 38 x 26 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 Podunavlju, Srpska Književna Zadruga, Belgrade.

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

Description

Figural - ornamental sculpture. Stylized face is emphasized with ornamental motifs. Symmetry is emphasized as well as the alternating repetition of the motifs of braids and herringbone fields. The topof the head of the sculpture is damaged. Traces of red pigment coating are preserved on the plastic body parts.