Horned-Figure Panel, Gundestrup Cauldron

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Malene Thyssen.
published on 15 February 2021

A panel from the Gundestrup Cauldron showing a seated god with stag’s antlers, often identified as Cernunnos, an ancient Celtic god who represented nature, flora and fauna, and fertility. There is also a stag and deer on the left side and on the right five strange animals and a small figure riding what may be a dolphin.

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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Thyssen., M. (2021, February 15). Horned-Figure Panel, Gundestrup Cauldron. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13426/horned-figure-panel-gundestrup-cauldron/

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Thyssen., Malene. "Horned-Figure Panel, Gundestrup Cauldron." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 15, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13426/horned-figure-panel-gundestrup-cauldron/.

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Thyssen., Malene. "Horned-Figure Panel, Gundestrup Cauldron." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Feb 2021. Web. 26 Nov 2022.

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