Museum of: Berlin
    Name of the artefact: Anthropomorphic vessel
   
Foot vessel in form of a female figure with raised arms and indicated breasts.
                                 
 
WHERE IS IT AND MAIN CHARACTERISTICS
 
STATE
Department:
Museum for Pre- and Early History
Preservation:
Very good
Inventory number:
IVd 3564
Restauration:
Restored
Name of the artefact:
Anthropomorphic vessel
Completeness:
Complete
Object type:
Vessel/Anphora
 
Material:
Clay
Methof of manufacture:
Pottery
Decoration type:
Plastic
Distinctive mark:
Vessel with arms and breasts
DIMENSIONS
 
PERIOD OF USE
Length (mm):
-
Epoque:
Neolithic
Heigth (mm):
156
Culture:
Baden culture
Diameter (mm):
Max 172
Period:
Late Neolithic
Width (mm):
-
Face:
-
Thickness (mm):
-
Absolute chronology:
3rd mil. BC
Weight (g):
680
DISCOVERY
Date:
Bought by the museum in 1904
Country:
Hungary
District:
Kom. Pest
Town hall affiliation:
Rackeve
Village:
Unknown
Discovery findspot:
Unknown
Condition of discovery:
Unknown
Discovery type:
Other
 
ANALYSES DETERMINATIONS
 
FILLED IN BY
Type:
-
Name:
Dr. Manfred Nawroth
Laboratory:
-
Institution:
Museum for Pre- and Early History
No./Code:
-
Date:
11/11/2005
 
DEEPENINGS

Morphology of the object:

-

Decoration:

The raised arms and the breasts are made in a plastic style. The bulbous body of the vessel is engraved with thin crossing lines. At the top of the arms are parallel rows of sticks.

Inscription:

-

Analogies:

Anthropomorphic vessels of different types are well known in prehistoric times. Vessels of this type are familiar to the late Neolithic Baden Culture.

Interpretation:

Depictions of goddesses of fertility were widespread during the Neolithic Period from the Near East to Middle Europe.
Bibliography:
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