Photographer's Note

This is replica of the Vucedol dove on the Republic of Croatia square in the center of Vukovar, Croatia.rnThe Vučedol culture (Croatian: Vučedolska kultura) was a culture that flourished between 3000 and 2200 BC (the Eneolithic period) on the right bank of the Danube river. One of the major places they occupied is present-day Vučedol ('Wolf's Valley'), a location six kilometers downstream from the center of the town of Vukovar, Croatia. Sometimes also called the Vučedol civilization, it was contemporary with the Sumer period in Mesopotamia, the Early Dynastic period in Egypt and the early Troy. One of the most famous pieces of the Vučedol ceramics is the ritual vessel, called the Vučedol Dove (vučedolska golubica). This remarkable example of artistic creation and religious symbolism is in the shape of the male partridge - the universal symbol of fertility. Made between 2800 and 2500 B.C. it became the symbol of style, culture and new arising European civilization. Moreover, Vučedol dove is the oldest dove figure found in Europe so far. It is depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 20 kuna banknote.

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  • Copyright: Nikola Nadas (NickVu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 300] (289)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-08
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-05-10 0:19
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