Contents

List of colour plates vii

List of figures ix

Preface xiii

1 Definitions, material and context 1

2 'An art with no genesis': later Bronze Age and Hallstatt origins 17

3 The La Tene Early Styles: origins and influences 38

4 The La Tene developed styles 65

5 The art of the swordsmith 93

6 The La Tene later relief styles 118

7 Insular British art to the Roman Conquest 140

8 La Tene and non-La Tene in Ireland 164

9 South-West Europe and the Celtiberians 189

10 Later styles and Romanizing influences 211

11 Later insular art in Britain and Ireland 238

12 Conclusions: archaeology and Celtic art 262

Bibliography 275

Index 291

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