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пятница, 16 апреля 2010 г.

Bearing the truth about Celtic art: Kunst der Kelten in Bern

Vincent Megaw
Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100,
Adelaide 5001, Australia, and Department of Archaeology,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow G13 8QQ, UK
(Email: Vincent.megaw@flinders.edu.au)

Figure 2. View of 'Impulses from the South' showing centre, the restored sandstone figure from Holzgerlingen with left, a copy of the 'stone knight' from Glauberg and bottom left, the gold torc from the first Glauberg grave. Photograph: Y.Hurni.

This exhibition certainly made its mark. Stepping out of the station, after a 5 a.m. start to a five hour journey, into the centre of Bern, my location was soon confirmed; every tram seemed to sport not only the coat of arms of Kanton Bern — a black bear — but the striking exhibition logo, a profile head comprising the gold covered helmet from Agris (Charente) (c. 350 BC) and the complex engraved design on one of the c. AD 700 Donore, Co. Meath, tinned bronze discs (Figure 1); though the Donore disc appears at several points in the exhibition and as end-papers to the book, it is unfortunate that it was not possible to include the actual piece in the display.

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