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Cosmologies in clay: Swedish Helmet Bowls in the Middle Bronze Age of the Carpathian Basin

Cosmologies in clay: Swedish Helmet Bowls in the Middle Bronze Age of the Carpathian Basin
Cosmologies in clay: Swedish Helmet Bowls in the Middle Bronze Age of the Carpathian Basin
Sun and wheel motifs are characteristic of European Bronze Age iconography. This paper discusses the expression of these motifs on Swedish helmet bowls and other vessels from the Middle Bronze Age in the Carpathian Basin. It explores the role of these vessels in materially expressing cosmological myths.
sun and wheel motifs, ceramic bowls, cosmology
978 1 4073 1126 5
2508
361-365
Archaeopress
Sofaer, Joanna
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Bergerbrant, Sophie
Sabatini, Serena
Sofaer, Joanna
038f9eb2-5863-46ef-8eaf-fb2513b75ee2
Bergerbrant, Sophie
Sabatini, Serena

Sofaer, Joanna (2013) Cosmologies in clay: Swedish Helmet Bowls in the Middle Bronze Age of the Carpathian Basin. In, Bergerbrant, Sophie and Sabatini, Serena (eds.) Counterpoint: Essays in Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Honour of Professor Kristian Kristiansen. (BAR International Series, 2508) Oxford, GB. Archaeopress, pp. 361-365.

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Sun and wheel motifs are characteristic of European Bronze Age iconography. This paper discusses the expression of these motifs on Swedish helmet bowls and other vessels from the Middle Bronze Age in the Carpathian Basin. It explores the role of these vessels in materially expressing cosmological myths.

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Published date: 2013
Keywords: sun and wheel motifs, ceramic bowls, cosmology
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 355204
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355204
ISBN: 978 1 4073 1126 5
PURE UUID: 44a3eb29-b692-4572-a380-7e3ae185f958

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Date deposited: 20 Aug 2013 09:22
Last modified: 08 Apr 2020 16:34

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Author: Joanna Sofaer
Editor: Sophie Bergerbrant
Editor: Serena Sabatini

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