The Pfalzfeld Pillar

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Mark Cartwright
by Sozi
published on 23 February 2021
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A fine early example of the Celtic carved pillar is the 5th-4th century BCE Pfalzfeld Pillar from near St. Goar, Germany. The pillar is 1.48 metres (4 ft 8 in) tall and was once topped by a head. Divided into four sides by vertical cable reliefs, each face has a human head wearing a headdress known as a ‘leaf crown’ and a stylized beard of three points. The spaces are filled with geometric designs. (Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn).

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Sozi, . (2021, February 23). The Pfalzfeld Pillar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Sozi, . "The Pfalzfeld Pillar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 23, 2021.

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Sozi, . "The Pfalzfeld Pillar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Feb 2021. Web. 29 Nov 2021.