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|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.|
|Keywords:||arles museum musee ancient antique france art artifact provence carving c5bc c4bc figure human anthropomorphic limestone oppidum caisses de saint-jean mouries sculpture cippus cippe carved pillar celtic funerary marker pagan horse|
|Digital Size:||3888 x 2592 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||16.2 x 10.8 inches @ 240 dpi|
13.0 x 8.6 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||June 29, 2008|
|Uploaded:||November 16, 2009|