Forms from Bronze Age Europe

Biberons, sippy cups, baby bottles, many spouted vessels have been found dating back to the Neolithic period, both in settlement contexts and in children’s graves. They range in shape from the purely functional to the utterly whimsical.

Hundreds of abstracted bird figures, dating back to the Bronze Age and earlier, have been found in the Carpathian Basin. They are hollow and contain stones or bits of clay that enable them to be used as rattles.