From Toy to Urn

From Toy to Urn

Thematic presentation of Ormož late Bronze Age and Iron Age pottery (11th to 1st century BC)

The ceramic archaeological finds are exhibited in the following thematic groups: toys, house construction, storage, fireplace, table earthenware, foundry, spinning and weaving, gods and deities. Following this are six distinct graves from Ormož level cremation urn graves. All of them belong to the late Bronze Age or to the late Urnfield culture. Men graves may contain weapons and also a pin for fastening clothes. Women graves usually contain fibulas and different jewellery, mostly made of bronze. For the first time a new metal is used indicating the new Iron Age. Big belly-shaped vessels were served as urns. Found in the graves was also earthenware, which was at the time of the burial filled with food and drink for the deceased in the afterlife. All the earthenware was meticulously made and partly ornamented with different techniques. There is also a few of Hallstatt earthenware from the early Iron Age (8th to 5th century BC), followed by a La Tène earthenware from the late Iron Age (4th to 1st century BC) already made on the fast spinning potter’s wheel. A kiln from La Tène culture concludes this exhibition.

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