Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bronze Age Figurines from the Danube

These charming little objects seem to depict women clad in embroidered dresses. The date to the Late Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, and have been found all along the Danube from the Alps to the Carpathians. The ones above are from the Cirna Woda site in Serbia.

One reason these are interesting is that most of what we know about Bronze and Iron Age clothing in Europe, including actual clothes found in peat bogs, makes it look very rough and plain. But these figurines suggest that priestesses or other elite women had some quite fancy dresses.

1 comment:

Stefan said...

Following a study recently found that one of the petroglyphs found at Del cerro de los Chivos, Tacuichamona, Sinaloa shows symbols of European Neolithic civilization (V sing, bucraniul (bull skull), and comb).
These symbols were transmitted over time and can be found on clay statuettes belonging to the Bronze Age culture Zuto Brdo - Garla Mare, and a bronze seal ring found on Seimeni, Dobrogea, Romania.