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Schémas de construction des décors au compas des phalères laténiennes de Champagne

Abstract : The use of compasses to design the patterns seen in the openwork decoration of 5th and 6th century BC phalerae is well- known but, to date, the detailed working out of the stages in the development of these designs has frequently only received scant attention. Computer-based analyses, including visualisation, allow the processes involved to be explained more fully, and to envisage both the means by which the circles were subdivided and to consider the possibility of the use of standardized measures in laying out the compositions. By comparing the theoretical schemes and the actual objects as made it is sometimes possible to understand the technical choices made at the design stage. Finally, based on a possible link between a motif frequently found on the phalerae and Pythagorean number theory, it is possible to hypothesize a link between the colonies of Magna Graecia and northeast France.
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Marc Bacault, Jean-Loup Flouest. Schémas de construction des décors au compas des phalères laténiennes de Champagne. Olivier Buchsenschutz; Alain Bulard; Marie-Bernadette Chardenoux; Nathalie Ginoux. Décors, images et signes de l’âge du Fer européen. Actes du XXVIe colloque de l’Association française pour l’étude de l’âge du Fer (Paris et Saint-Denis, 9-12 mai 2002), Supplément à la Revue archéologique du Centre de la France (24), FERACF, pp.145-170, 2003, 978-2-913272-09-5. ⟨halshs-02526157⟩

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