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Das frühe Eisengerät

Abstract : In the IInd c. AD, when a German king was buried in what was going to be a village called Musov (Czech Republic), early iron objects dating back to the later part of the Iron Age were included within the grave goods : a large firedog with impressive bull-heads on the top, an elaborate pair of ironsmith tweezers, a large tripod for the suspension of a cauldron on a fireplace, a meat-hook and a gril. Were the objects family relics preserved during 3 centuries ? Did the king find them when unearthing a Late Celtic grave on his territory ? If these questions cannot be answered, the study of these objects concerns two different topics : first, their function and symbolic use in the Late Celtic societies of the Ist c. BC (with a special attention to banquet and ironsmith symbol); but also the importance of memory, and the link with earlier Celtic kingdoms, by the Germans of the IInd c. AD.
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Michel Feugère. Das frühe Eisengerät. J. Peska, J. Tejral. Das Germanische Königsgrab von Musov in Mähren, Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn, pp.Bd. 55/2, 421-451 ; Bd. 55/3, 558-563, 2002, Röm.-Germ. Zentralmuseum Mainz, Monogr. Bd. 55. ⟨halshs-00696806⟩



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