Panel of the Gundestrup cauldron. The god Cernunnos with cult beasts. Generally thought to be of Celtic origin, brought to Denmark as plunder. Culture: Celtic. Place of Origin: found Gundestrup, West Himmerland. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ National Museum, Copenhagen  ©Werner Forman Archive

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