La Tène art

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A style of ornamentation and decoration current from the 5th to the 1st centuries bc in western Europe showing influences from Scythian and Mediterranean art but also local originality, using bold abstract curvilinear designs with infilled zones. In those parts of northwest Europe untroubled by Roman invasions, La Tène art styles continued to develop through into the mid 1st millennium ad and beyond. Also known as Celtic art.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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