In pictures: Celtic art and identity

The first British exhibition on Celtic art and identity in 40 years opens at the British Museum in September. Here, we give you a sneak preview...

Detail of the Gundestrup Cauldron, northern Denmark, 100 BC–AD 1 © The National Museum of Denmark

 

The Gundestrup Cauldron © The National Museum of Denmark

 

The Desborough mirror, bronze, Desborough, Northamptonshire, 50 BC–AD 50 © The Trustees of the British Museum

 

Hunterston brooch, south-west Scotland, AD 700–800 © National Museums Scotland

 

Horned helmet, bronze, from the River Thames at Waterloo Bridge, London, 200-50 BC © The Trustees of the British Museum

 

Tully Lough Cross, wood and bronze, north-west Ireland, AD 700–900 © National Museum of Ireland

 

The Battersea Shield, bronze and glass, found in the River Thames at Battersea Bridge, London, 350-50 BC © The Trustees of the British Museum

 

The Balmaclellan mirror, bronze, Balmaclellan, south-west Scotland, AD 80–250 © National Museums Scotland

 

Ceramic painted pot from Clermont-Ferrand, central France, 150–100 BC © Bibracte/Antoine Maillier

 

Celts: Art and Identity is on show at the British Museum, London, from 24 September–31 January 2016. For more information and to book tickets, visit the museum's website.
 

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