Size: 5.5" x 2" x 1.75"
Material: Metal-Filled Polymer
||Name: BRONZE CELTIC HORSE
Time: 400 - 100 BC
Location: Celtic Culture, Austria
The Celts began as an Indo-European culture around the lower Volga with the first evidence of these warriors found in Halstatt, Austria about 600 BC. Their early domestication of the horse and superb use of cavalry made them a threat to Rome. Celtic warriors used the bridle and stirrup to full advantage, often riding two to a horse. Fearless and frightening in battle, they often scattered more disciplined Roman legions who referred to them as galli. Their reverence of the horse led to the cult of Epona, the patroness of horses, found throughout Europe. This beautiful bronze piece is an exact replica of the original late Bronze age artifact. Its use - as a devotional piece on the altar of the horse goddess, as part of a child's toy, or as a warrior's burial piece - is lost in time.