E.G. Starkova. Figurines of the Tripolye culture from the Nemirov settlement: new materials from the old collection

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Starkova Elena Genrikhovna. State Hermitage (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).

E-mail: astarkova2012 @ yandex.ru

 ORCID: 0000-0002-1773-1737

 

Abstract

Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines presented in the article are the part of a large collection of the Tripolye culture from the multi-layered settlement Nemirov located in the Southern Bug basin (Vinnitsa region, Ukraine). The collection No. 2707 from the funds of the State Hermitage consists of 18 anthropomorphic and 13 zoomorphic figurines, different in style and workmanship. Among them are female and male images, as well as figurines whose gender is not indicated or cannot be determined. One of the gender identified figurines is a seated male, which is similar in size and style to a similar seated figurine in the model of the dwelling from Popudnya. Most zoomorphic figurines are images of bovina-bulls, two of which have damage to the back of the neck, possibly caused by some ritual actions. Judging by the quality of the molding and surface treatment, some of the anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figurines might be made by children. Aset of ceramic figurines from the Nemirov collection has some specific features that are characteristic to the Tripolye assemblages of the Bug-Dnieper interfluve and are generally typical from the end of the middle to the beginning of the late Tripolye periods (stages BII–CI).

 

Key words: anthropomorphic figurines, zoomorphic figurines, Nemirov museum collection, Tripolye culture, Tripolye BII–CI stages.

 

DOI: 10.31250/2658-3828-2020-1-93-108

 

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