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Celtic: Celtic Iron Age cauldron, British Museum.

Celtic bronze collar (torc), Dumfriesshire, Scotland, c. 1st century > Celtic art

Celtic iron age artifacts , British Museum.

Celtic iron age artifacts , British Museum.

The Vix Torc (pictured) however is just as grandiose as the Krater. Made from 480 grams of solid 24 carat gold, it is both a valuable and beautiful piece of Celtic art and culture. Dating from 500Bc the Torc is decorated with winged horses and intricate knot work so small that you can barely see it in this photo. This is probably the most valuable Celtic Torc in existence. Read more: www.toptenz.net/...

The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief. The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.

Celtic iron age artifacts , British Museum.

Celtic Limestone Female Figure, BC 100 to AD 100. A Celtic goddess, perhaps the Welsh deity Modron or the protectress of horses, Epona. She probably once held fruits symbolic of her fecundity and maternity. The Celts believed in a mother Goddess who presided over mortals, and visualised the gods themselves as belonging to and being controlled by a great divine mother. The Celtic goddesses are embedded in the folk memory and perpetuated in the tales and topographical legends of the country.

Celtic iron age artifacts , British Museum.