The kettles in the Celtic mythology were considered as items with magical abilities - just like spending eternal wisdom. The kettle of Gundestrup was a sacral hoard discovery.
The reproduction kettle of Gundestrup
The kettle of Gundestrup was dated to the 2nd century BC (La-Téne-time: 5th century to 1st century BC). The motives of that unique silver kettle were part of the Celtic Northern Gallic culture. The original is one of the most famous exhibits of Denmark, located in the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. The relief Three Goddesses is something special, because of the flanked between two men feminine goddess shown. The exact interpretation until today is disputed.
Context of the Kettle of Gundestrup
The kettles in the Celtic mythology often were considered as items with magical abilities - like spending eternal wisdom. The kettle of Gundestrup was sank into the moor for sacrificing it to the gods. That shows its special significance, that can be connected to the kettle of Gundestrup.
- county of fabrication: Germany
- colour: silver
- measure: circa 25x17x2 cm
- detail of the goddesses
- material: finely ground alabaster plaster
- suspension on its back
Because of the kettle of Gundestrup ways of history of interpretation can be demonstrated and arguments can be compared, that speak for the Thracian or even Irish images.
To the students by the categorisation of the kettle of Gundestrup can be clarified, that the early European epoch women were relevant, too.
Use this opportunity of showing your students the unique way of early European history!
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