Mšecké Žehrovice Hero

Illustration

Jeffrey King
by Miroslav Zachoval
published on 01 June 2019
Mšecké Žehrovice Hero

The "Mšecké Žehrovice Hero" (also known as the "Mšecké Žehrovice Head") is a late 2nd Century BCE or early 1st Century BCE limestone bust of a Celtic warrior. The male figure wears a Celtic torc necklace, and has stylized facial features which include a curved moustache and brow. This stone head is one of the most reproduced and iconic examples of ancient Celtic art.

The bust was originally found in Mšecke Žehrovice, Czech Republic. Celtic culture is thought to have originated in western Central Europe around the 6th or 5th Century BCE, and had spread well into the region of modern-day Poland and the Czech Republic by the time this statue was made.

The bust is on display in the National Museum of Prague, in the Czech Republic.

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Zachoval, M. (2019, June 01). Mšecké Žehrovice Hero. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10826/

Chicago Style

Zachoval, Miroslav. "Mšecké Žehrovice Hero." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 01, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10826/.

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Zachoval, Miroslav. "Mšecké Žehrovice Hero." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 01 Jun 2019. Web. 24 Jun 2019.

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