Earthbound

£849.00

In northern Europe, in the dark ages, ritual human sacrifice was performed to ensure the return of the sun in the spring.

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Description

In northern Europe, in the dark ages, ritual human sacrifice was performed to ensure the return of the sun in the spring. The victim was garotted and thrown into a bog. Some of these unfortunates have been found, perfectly preserved by the peat in which they lay for a thousand years. Their world was replete with symbols of death and re-birth and this painting is drawn diagrammatically from scenes on the magnificent GUNDESTRUP cauldron (A.D. 400) a votive offering found in a Danish bog.

Additional information

Height

40"

Width

24"

Medium

Oil On Canvas

Year

1991