Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn Images

The Pfalzfeld Column (Pfalzfelder Saule) dates from the 5th or 4th century BC and was found in a cemetery in Pfalzfeld, Germany. Its original position is unknown, but it probably stood on a Celtic hill grave. The four human masks on the column and the hemispheric base are well-known symbols from the Mediterranean area; they protect the burial place. The column originally stood 2.8 m high. It is one of few large stone sculptures north of the Alps from this period and one of the most important cultural monuments of the prehistoric Rhineland. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
2003
Title
Pfalzfeld Column (5th cent. BC)
Date
January 24, 2008
Location
Date
January 24, 2008
Coordinates
50.7320670° N, 7.0927050° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
50
Iso
400
Keywords
art, bonn, c4bc, c5bc, celtic, column, face, germany, grave, human, landesmuseum, marker, mask, museum, pagan, pfalzfeld, pfalzfelder, relief, rheinisches, saule, sculpture, stele
Creator
Holly Hayes
Source
EdStockPhoto

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