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#1447: Cippus

Photo 1447: Cippus - Museum of Ancient Arles

Photo Details

Photo ID
1447
Date
2008-06-29
Location
Museum of Ancient Arles
Description
Celtic cippus (funerary pillar) decorated with carvings, primarily horses. The horse played an important role in Celtic iconography because it was believed to conduct the dead into the afterlife. Limstone, from the oppidum of Caisses de Saint-Jean at Mouries (1897), 5th-4th century BC. The fragment was placed in the rampart of the oppidum in the 2nd century BC. Inv. FAN.92.00.2732. Musee de l'Arles Antique, Arles, France.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
2592 x 3888 px
File Size
7.49 MB
ISO
800
Geotag
43.672590° N, 4.616404° E
Date Digitized
June 29, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 16, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes