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celts - silver cauldron, detail

Gundestrup, Denmark.

150-0 BC

 

This cauldron is made from 13 silver plates. The hammered and gilded plates weigh almost 9 kg. On the outside, large deities are accompanied by small humans, animals and mythical creatures in pairs. Interior shows scenes populated with many figures, both human and animals. One of them shows a parade of warriors carrying a carnyx, a Celtic trumpet.

 

Kunst der Kelten, Historisches Museum Bern.

Art of the Celts, Historic Museum of Bern.

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Taken on July 4, 2009