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#1448: Cippus Detail

Photo 1448: Cippus Detail - Museum of Ancient Arles

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Photo ID
1448
Credit
Title
Cippus Detail
Caption
Detail of a horse carving on a Celtic cippus (funerary pillar). 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.
Geotag
43.672590° N, 4.616404° E
Uploaded
November 16, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600