Tarasque de Noves

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Mark Cartwright
by Rvalette
published on 23 February 2021
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The ‘Tarasque de Noves’ is a Celtic limestone sculpture of a seated hound from southern Gaul. The creature has each of its paws resting on a severed human head and is eating a third victim whose arm hangs from its snarling mouth. The sculpture, which is 1.2 metres (3.5 ft) tall, perhaps shows Roman influence although it could be as early as the 2nd century BCE. (Calvet Museum, Avignon, France)

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Rvalette, . (2021, February 23). Tarasque de Noves. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13482/tarasque-de-noves/

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