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Gundestrup Cauldron Roundel


Mark Cartwright
by Claude Valette
published on 15 February 2021
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The roundel of the Gundestrup Cauldron. The scene shows the hunting or sacrifice of a bull. Above the bull is a human figure and there are two hunting dogs and possibly a lizard. The roundel measures 25 cm (9.8 in) in diameter.

The Gundestrup Cauldron was found in Denmark in 1891 CE but was produced in the Balkans. Gilded silver, likely 1st century BCE. The designs show gods and warriors inspired by the Celtic culture. (National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen)

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Valette, C. (2021, February 15). Gundestrup Cauldron Roundel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Valette, Claude. "Gundestrup Cauldron Roundel." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 15, 2021.

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Valette, Claude. "Gundestrup Cauldron Roundel." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Feb 2021. Web. 21 Apr 2021.

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