Late Copper Age vessel with cattle head decoration from Vác

Kővári, K. (2010) Late Copper Age vessel with cattle head decoration from Vác. Acta Archaeologica, 61 (2). pp. 381-399. ISSN 0001-5210

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The author describes the late Copper Age finds that were recovered during the digging of a cellar at Vác, among them an amphora, which was decorated with a realistic cattle head. According to the ornaments and the shape, the vessel can be dated from the middle phase of the Boleráz group and it stands without analogues among the zoomorphic representations of the Baden culture. Its uniqueness underlines that it was prepared not with a profane purpose: it must have had a specific role, it perhaps contained corn offering. The cattle head representation is also linked with the important role the animal played in the life of the Baden population.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CC Archaeology / régészet
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 14:44
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 14:44

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