La Cruche Celte de Brno by ProQuest


The presentation of this hypothesis follows a summary of historical and archaeological data on the Celts relating to periods prior to the object under study - Celtiberians, Celts of Golasecca, and Celts of Hallstatt - in which Kruta develops several of his key ideas and introduces some new suggestions: the continuity of the Celtic art of the 1st millenium BC and its traditional character (p. 13: the study of the storehouse of the Hallstatt art of the 2nd quarter of that millenium reveals the existence of a structured system of thought which has been inherited from the Bronze Age, and which makes up the groundwork for latenian Celtic art); the parallel between the rejection of any image with a descriptive or narrative character in Celtic art from the 5* century (except the Hallstatt sheath and the Gundestrup cauldron) and the rejection of writing; the parallel between the peculiarities of Celtic iconography and the turn of mind of the Gauls, as mentioned by Diodorus of Sicily, Historical Library, 5,31 (quoted p. 31), their speech is short, enigmatic, allusive; and interpretation of coral as the materialization of fire in water.

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