In 2006, the Museum of the City of Skopje has appointed me as an Art Director to develop the promotional campaign of the artifact that I have n… Read More
In 2006, the Museum of the City of Skopje has appointed me as an Art Director to develop the promotional campaign of the artifact that I have named “Adam of Macedonia”. This project was considered as a project of national importance for Macedonia.
This 6000-year-old male figurine from the Neolithic period is one of the most prestigious artifacts that the Museum of the City of Skopje exhibits. In 2002, on the International Prehistoric Archaeology Symposium “Adam” was declared as one of the ten most important archaeological findings in the world. Until then, it was believed that people have not been able to create such conscious works of art at this period. “Adam” represents the oldest male figurine ever found in the world. The figurine closely resembles world-famous nineteenth century figurine - “The Thinker” by Auguste Roden.
Since this is the oldest figurine in the world, we agreed that it is suitable if we name the figurine Adam, implying to the biblical idea of the “first man”. Also, the figurine is seated in a very spiritual way that represents an ancient form of praying, that might have inspired the early Christian form of praying. We added Macedonia to the name, because this is where the figurine has been discovered.
On 30th September 2006, the Mayor of the City of Skopje officially inaugurated the campaign. In 2007, a royal delegation led by HRH The Crown Princess Katharine of Yugoslavia requested a private viewing of the “Adam of Macedonia” exhibition. Read Less