JEAN MARIE BOWCOTT

From The Celtic Series of twenty-five original works

La Tene Disk (left) is one of a signed limited edition of ten prints

and six artist proofs. The prints are created with Ultrachrome K3 archival inks,

printed on Arches 250 gram Verona watercolor paper.

Released in March, 2008, numbers five to ten of this edition are still available.

Image Size: 18" high by 17.5" wide.

Paper Size: 25" high by 24" wide.

Price: $600.00 Cdn. Click to order by email

Framing and matting available (not included in price)

Handling and shipping extra. The Celtic Series is listed as one of the top 40

best-sellers in Decor Magazine June 8 2008.

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La Tene means 'the shallows,' and it was in the shallow part of Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland that Celtic warriors made offerings to the gods in the shape of swords and other weapons. (Human skeletons have also been found, suggesting perhaps that the gods wanted human sacrifices as well). Between 1906 and 1917, many of these objects were uncovered, giving the name of La Tene to the period of Celtic activity from the 5th to the lst centuries BCE.

The Romans credited the Celts with the invention of mail armour, in reality a form of mail known as ring armour in which iron rings were fixed together to form an interlocking tunic.

 

La Tene represented a flourishing, rich civilization. The expansion of the Celtic world, and the monopoly that the Celts had on many resources, allowed them to develop and flourish in the worlds of art and metal-working. Interaction with other peoples of the world cross-fertilized their culture with Greek and Roman, with German and Carthegenian.

Much of the artwork associated with the Celts came from the La Tene period. The elaborate design in the goldworking, such as the torcs, as well as the swirling designs known today as Celtic knotwork, reached their zenith in the La Tene.