Waldalgesheim style

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The second of four distinctive styles of pre‐Roman Celtic art in Europe defined by Paul Jacobsthal in 1944. Named after a chieftain's grave found near Bonn in the Rhineland, the Waldalgesheim style was characterized by an individual use of classical non‐representational forms, especially the free use of flowing curvilinear motifs, as on the torc and rings from the type‐site. Broadly dated to the later 4th and early 3rd centuries bc.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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