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Item:274079442168VINCA TRIPOD OFFERING DISH replica c.4500-5000 BC, Vinča culture, Old Europe civilization This handmade clay votive offering dish reproduces a household item used for offerings or possibly incense burning. It has the animal mask head, so characteristic of the Vinca culture. The original comes from southern Yugoslavia in the heart of the Danube Civilisation, or Old Europe. Items like these were typically made quickly and then broken as part of the offering ritual. Fertility and regeneration were at the core of the beliefs of the people of Old Europe, signifying a close affinity with Nature and natural cycles of growth and decay. This replica is based on an original piece in my own collection, and attempts to match the original colour as closely as possible, using shades of grey and terracotta.. The decorative markings are examples of the Danube Script, an undeciphered system of proto-writing that flourished in the host of cultures belonging to the Neolithic civilisation of Old Europe which flourished in eastern and central Europe between 6500-3300 BC. In addition to the piece you can also receive, Networks of the Goddess, a twenty-thousand word, fully-referenced essay discussing the background to the Vinca culture and Old Europe, as well as theories about the meaning of the Danube Script, among the most fascinating and enigmatic of the undecipered scripts, for its variety and prolific distribution. To receive this essay you need to include your email address as a note with your payment. The document will be sent as a PDF file. Measures approximately 7 cm x 7 cm x 7.5 cm at widest points. Coated for protection. UK postage £4.50, signed for 2nd class. International £13.50, tracked and signed. Will combine postage for multiple items. Dispatched within three days. Customs or clearance charges or other delivery duties that may be incurred are the buyer's responsibility. Your questions are welcome. Thanks for looking!Provenance:Handmade, Colour:Grey / Terracottra, Type:Idols, Material:Clay
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