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Inca Art
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Inca Art

The art of the Inca civilization of Peru (c. 1425-1532 CE) produced some of the finest works ever crafted in the ancient Americas. Inca art is best seen in highly polished metalwork, ceramics, and, above all, textiles, which was considered...
Mycenaean Art
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Mycenaean Art

The Mycenaean civilization flourished in the late Bronze Age from the 15th to the 13th century BCE, and their artists would continue the traditions passed on to them from Minoan Crete. Pottery, frescoes, and goldwork skillfully depicted scenes...
Ancient Celtic History, Origin and Culture
Videoby Kelly Macquire

Ancient Celtic History, Origin and Culture

The Ancient Celtic people were never a unified empire, but were individual and complex tribes that shared the Celtic language, and through the trade of goods and ideas, shared similarities in art, warfare, religion and burial practices. The...
Epona
Articleby bisdent

Epona

Epona was a Celtic goddess. Her name contains an allusion to the horse: in Celtic, "epos" means “horse” and the suffix “-ona” affixed simply means “on”. Epona is the patron goddess of mares and foals. The oldest information about the Gallic...
Urartu Art
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Urartu Art

The art produced by the Urartu civilization, which flourished in ancient Armenia, eastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran from the 9th to 6th century BCE, is best seen in bronze figurines of deities, bronze cauldrons with animal and goddess...
Celtic Warrior, Gaul
Imageby Chatsam

Celtic Warrior, Gaul

A Celtic warrior statue from Gaul. Bronze with glass inlay, 1st century BCE or 1st century CE. From Saint-Maur-en-Chaussée, Oise, France. (Musée départemental de l'Oise)
Minoan Art
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Minoan Art

The art of the Minoan civilization of Bronze Age Crete (2000-1500 BCE) displays a love of animal, sea, and plant life, which was used to decorate frescoes and pottery and also inspired forms in jewellery, stone vessels, and sculpture. Minoan...
Celtic Warrior Figurine
Imageby The British Museum

Celtic Warrior Figurine

A terracotta figurine of a Celtic warrior. Likely a Celtic Gaul. From Egypt, 220-180 BCE. (British Museum, London)
Copies & Fakes in Art during the Renaissance
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Copies & Fakes in Art during the Renaissance

The Renaissance period witnessed a great renewed interest in the art of antiquity. There was an appreciation of the technical skill required to produce such objects as a Roman marble figure of Venus and an admiration for the form and beauty...
Conflict & Celts: The Creation of Ancient Galatia
Articleby Jeffrey King

Conflict & Celts: The Creation of Ancient Galatia

Galatia was the most long-lasting and powerful Celtic settlement outside of Europe. It was the only kingdom of note to be forged during the Celtic invasions of the Mediterranean in the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE. From its foundation, Galatia...
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