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Sprache:englisch
Reihe:Römisch Germanisches Zentralmuseum
Bandzählung:146 /RGZM-146
Auflage: 1
Ausstattung: 366 s/w Illustrationen
Medium:Buch
Einbandart:Hardcover (fadengeh. Pappband)
Seitenzahl:684
Format:21 x 30 cm
Gewicht:3392 g
Lieferbarkeit:Lieferbar
Erscheinungstermin:03.07.2019
ISBN:978-3-7954-3477-9
Verlag:Schnell & Steiner

Fraser Hunter

The carnyx in Iron Age Europe: the Deskford carnyx in its European context

2 Bände

The carnyx, an animal-headed bronze horn, once echoed across Iron Age Europe. Now, after centuries of silence, this book presents a full picture of this dramatic instrument for the first time. It considers the rare surviving fragments, with a detailed study of the Deskford carnyx from north-east Scotland, alongside depictions from Iron Age and Classical art.

- The first compilation of a fascinating group of objects

- A musical instrument from Celtic fo Roman art


The carnyx is studied in the context of musical instruments, metalworking technology, Celtic art styles, hoards and sacrificial offerings, Iron Age connections across Europe, and how the Greeks and Romans used material culture to depict “barbarians” in triumphal art. Research shifts from details of a single carnyx to a European scale in order to obtain a rounded picture of this striking instrument. Often called Celtic, the carnyx was far more than this. This study questions how useful such broad terms are, and shows the instrument’s spread to other cultural groupings - German, Dacian, and as far away as India.


Fraser Hunter did a degree in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford, where he also did his PhD on the topic of the carnyx. He is curator of Iron Age and Roman collections at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh.