Profile image
By Ancient Origins
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Celtic Secrets in Enchanting Gold, What is the Story Behind the Braganza Brooch?

Monday, February 27, 2017 12:27
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

The Braganza Brooch.

The story of a warrior and animals depicted in a small but gorgeous ancient fibula increases the pulse of researchers and others who are passionate about Celtic history. Of the dozens of precious golden artifacts made by artists whose names were lost through time, one became a highlight of the impressive and fascinating treasures bought by the British Museum in the 21st century.

The fibula (brooch) was made during the 3rd century BC, probably by a talented Greek artist who was hired by an Iberian client. The story of this remarkable treasure started in the workshop of a craftsman, who, with his skillful fingers and tiny tools, shaped a piece of gold into a gorgeous form. The artifact was used as a fibula on a coat or a similar piece of clothing. It is unknown who first owned this luxurious brooch, but the owner was wealthy and perhaps important in his/her society.

The Beauty of Art and Problematic Symbolism

The brooch is full of symbolic aspects. The decoration on the fibula shows a naked warrior whose only ”clothing” is a typical Celtic helmet and impressive Celtic shield. He also has a sword, and he protects himself from the dog jumping on him. Is it a fight scene? It seems to be a representation of human power, and the dog has a symbolic meaning. Moreover, there is also a depiction of a wild boar. The animals look a bit like sophisticated dragons from an ancient tale.

www.Ancient-Origins.net – Reconstructing the story of humanity’s past



Source: http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/celtic-secrets-enchanting-gold-what-story-behind-braganza-brooch-007625

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

 

Top Global

 

Top Alternative

 

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.