Gundestrup Cauldron


Jeffrey King
by Xuan Che
published on 17 June 2019
Gundestrup Cauldron

The Gundestrup Cauldron was discovered in a bog in Jutland, Denmark. However, the cauldron includes elements and iconography which derive from Celtic, Thracian, and Asian cultures. The piece is the subject of various interpretations and was probably made in sometime between 200 BCE and 300 CE.

The cauldron is made of 13 hammered plates, and portrays giant deities alongside smaller humans, animals, and mythical beasts. The scenes include a procession of warriors, and a horned god holding a broken wheel. From the Bern Historical Museum in Switzerland.

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