Anthropomorphic Celtic Sword

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Illustration

Jeffrey King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 04 June 2019
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Anthropomorphic Celtic Sword

A Celtic sword and its scabbard (now amalgamated) from c. 60 BCE, associated with the La Tene culture. The sword's hilt is decorated with the head of a warrior, geometrically reduced like many other examples of Celtic art. The sword and its scabbard are exquisitely worked examples of Celtic metalworking, which was quite sophisticated.

The sword is said to have been discovered in Switzerland. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art. in New York.

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Art, M. M. O. (2019, June 04). Anthropomorphic Celtic Sword. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10839/

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Art, Metropolitan M. O. "Anthropomorphic Celtic Sword." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 04, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10839/.

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Art, Metropolitan M. O. "Anthropomorphic Celtic Sword." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Jun 2019. Web. 07 Apr 2020.

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