Celts
art and identity

24 September 2015 –
31 January 2016

#Celts

Organised with
National Museums Scotland

Supported by

In memory of Melvin R Seiden
Sheila M Streek
Stephen and Julie Fitzgerald
Fund for the Future donors

Celts
art and identity

 

24 September 2015 – 31 January 2016

#Celts

Organised with
National Museums Scotland

Supported by

In memory of Melvin R Seiden
Sheila M Streek
Stephen and Julie Fitzgerald
Fund for the Future donors

Highlight objects

  • Double-faced horned Iron Age statue, perhaps representing a god. Holzgerlingen, Germany, 4th–2nd century BC. © P Frankenstein/H Zwietasch, Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart.

  • The Great Torc from Snettisham. Iron Age, about 75 BC. Found at Ken Hill, Snettisham, Norfolk, England.

  • The Gundestrup cauldron. Iron Age, c. 100 BC–AD 1. Found in Gundestrup, northern Jutland, Denmark. © The National Museum of Denmark.

  • St John's Rinnagan crucifixion plaque, AD AD 700–800. © National Museum of Ireland.

  • Hunterston brooch Silver, gold and amber Hunterston, south-west Scotland, AD 700–800. © National Museums Scotland.

  • Pewter tea set designed by Manx jeweller Archibald Knox for Liberty, London, 1903.

  • St Chad gospels Vellum AD 700–800. Used by permission of the Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral

  • Romano-British bronze and enamel pan with the names of forts along Hadrian’s Wall. Staffordshire Moorlands, England, c. AD 150. Bronze, enamel. Jointly owned by the British Museum, Tullie House Museum and Stoke Potteries.