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Home / New Series no. 35/2021 / SABIN POPOVICI, SIMONA LAZĂR, Contribuţii cu privire la plastica antropomorfă de tip Dudeşti și Vădastra din Oltenia / Contributions regarding the anthropomorphic plastics of the Dudeşti and Vădasra type from Oltenia

SABIN POPOVICI, SIMONA LAZĂR, Contribuţii cu privire la plastica antropomorfă de tip Dudeşti și Vădastra din Oltenia / Contributions regarding the anthropomorphic plastics of the Dudeşti and Vădasra type from Oltenia

SABIN POPOVICI
Muzeograf I, dr., Muzeul Romanaţiului – Caracal;
E-mail: sabinpopovici@yahoo.com

SIMONA LAZĂR
Cercetător științific III dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopșor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
E-mail: simonalazar@ymail.co

Abstract
Oltenia is the main geographical area where developed during the Neolithic and early Eneolithic Dudeşti cultures evolved and Vădastra. Archaeological research carried out over time in sites listed in the cultures of the area led to the discovery remembered, among other artifacts, a large number of figurines, mostly anthropomorphic. In the present article, an analysis is made of 18 anthropomorphic figurines belonging to the Dudești and Vădastra cultures, discovered in the mentioned area, by the archaeologist Marin Nica. Overall figurines symbolize certain magicalreligious manifestations, while being the expression of artistic inclinations.

Keywords
anthropomorphic figurines, archaeological research, Vădastra culture, Dudeşti culture, Oltenia.

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