1st century BCE carnyx


A nearly complete 1st century BCE carnyx found in 2004 at Tintignac, France (the one in the left picture, with a reconstruction in the right). Fashioned as a snarling boar, the carnyx was a war horn used by the Iron Age Celts between c. 200 BCE and c. 200 CE

I think I have seen this picture before but it is still notable for being a very cool object. It looks straight out of Tolkein. The craft that went into it is very impressive.

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