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Vase with 'Calendar' Pictograms

Clay

3rd-4th centuries AD

Chernyakhovskaya Culture

This biconical vase on a tall round leg has a wide flat rim. Movable rings are attached to the handles. It was produced with a potter's wheel and subsequently polished to achieve the grey colour. The mouth is covered with ornament divided into12 zones, which seem to represent an ancient calendar. Fragments found alled into the hearth of an ancient sanctuary were pieced together to built up this vase.

In the 3rd century AD, the migration of peoples around the territory of the Northern Black Sea coast gave rise to the Chernyakhovskaya culture, found in the area from the Don to the Danube.

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