Studia Antiqua et Archaeologica 27(2): 375-386

Radu-Ștefan BALAUR
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ABSTRACT

Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic plastics are often associated with complex manifestations of the
spiritual life of Cucuteni communities. Therefore, knowledge and interpretation of anthropomorphic
representations are necessary to have a better picture of the role played in the daily and spiritual life of
prehistoric communities. The Cucuteni A-B settlement from Dâmbul Morii provides an important number of
such pieces that will complete the data known so far. In this study, attention will be paid to plastic
representations with painted, incised, and plastic decorations. Therefore, a batch of 27 anthropomorphic
figurines was analyzed, some in a fragmentary state. Based on the decor analysis, a clear separation of figurines
by gender was possible.

 

KEYWORDS

Cucuteni culture, phase A-B, Dîmbul Morii, antropomorphic figurines, painted
decoration.

 

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