Ornate Flat Earthen Baking Dish with the Inscription “1866” from the Region of Velikan Village, Dimitrovgrad Province Cover Image
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Украсена глинена подница с надпис „1866“ от района на с. Великан, Димитровградско
Ornate Flat Earthen Baking Dish with the Inscription “1866” from the Region of Velikan Village, Dimitrovgrad Province

Author(s): Petar Minkov
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Archaeology, Customs / Folklore, Ethnohistory, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Source Material
Published by: Институт за етнология и фолклористика с Етнографски музей при БАН
Keywords: archaeology;ceramics;family rituals;

Summary/Abstract: The article is focused on a very interesting pottery vessel called “podnitsa“ (flat earthen baking dish). On its surface it is written the year of its producing, 1866. The aim of the research is to publish the artefact, to study the rare rite connected to it, to describe the date and its deposition in the pit. The presence of an ornate pot, called podnitsa, marked with a specific year, as well as of other similar dishes without decoration bears record of a preserved old tradition of fertility and harvesting or of reminiscence of one practiced by a limited group of people (several families or a family) which is not a subject of mass tendency. This would probably mean that the personal life cycle of the people who created the podnitsa is deeply marked by sensitive events culminating perhaps on May 1, 1866, on the day of the Jeremiah holiday. The material projection of these processes is a ceramic vessel whose features characterize it as the only one studied so far. This artefact as well as the large set of findings during the archaeological excavations at the site in the region of the village of Velikan add a yet-unknown nuance to the ritual of the Jeremiah feast.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 350-356
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian