The World of the Celts
The ancient Celts were a large ethnic group which was particularly widespread in Great Britain. But also in this country traces of Celts can be found. In the Hallstatt period, i.e. from 800 BC onwards, Celts settled in France and Austria and slowly spread to Germany. Especially the late Hallstatt period (650 to 475 BC) is known for its magnificent tombs. Our Celtic prince Malrelief is a replica of a figure from the 5th century BC which was found in a princely tomb on the Hessian Glauberg.
- Historically correct replica made of alabaster gypsum
- Height of the replica: approx. 39 cm
- Ideal for painting yourself
- smooth surface
A stone prince
The original figure is made of reddish sandstone, is 1.86 m high and weighs just under 230 kg. Since the feet are broken off, archaeologists suspect that the statue was originally placed on a pedestal. The striking cap of the prince is a so-called leaf crown, which probably symbolizes the mistletoe leaves sacred to the Celts. So was the prince a priest?
A Celtic prince in a new robe
Whether the stone figure was painted is not certain. At least no traces of paint have been found so far. But here you come into play! Our painting relief is perfectly suited to let off steam to your heart's content and to become creative. What colour was the mistletoe crown? Was the Prince wearing trousers? While pupils apply colour according to their own ideas, they are already haptically connected to the Celts, which makes the lessons even more exciting.
Alabaster gypsum instead of sandstone
While the "real" prince of Glauberg is made of sandstone, our replica was made of finely ground alabaster gypsum, which is also used in the preservation of historical monuments. The hardness and fineness of the material are ideal for re-colouring with ink or pencils. With this painting relief you order history to touch and design!
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