"Thistle" brooch - ROM2010_11707_15


"Thistle" brooch

Medium:Cast bronze with a wire pin
Geography: Gaul (modern France)
Date: c. 50 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
1.5 x 4.85 x 2.4 cm, 8.9 g
Object number: 918.5.493
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. H.D. Warren
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Britain and Ireland to the time of the Romans
DescriptionPrehistoric Celtic culture is also named La Tène after a noted Swiss archaeological site. It is exemplified by rich warrior burials, some containing chariots and imported metalware. The distinctive art style, both symbolic and surrealistic, is based on long curling patterns in which motif and background are interchangeable.
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