The Hunt Scenes Of The Irish High Crosses And The Iconography Of The Continental Celtic Stag Deity

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https://doi.org/10.17721/2519-4801.2016.2.01

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Ireland, High crosses, iconography, St. Patrick, deer hunt, transformation, continental Celts, Luwian inscriptions

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The article is dedicated to the iconographic depictions of the hunt found on the Irish High crosses, in particular, the Banagher cross-shaft (Co. Offaly) and the Bealin High Cross (Co. Westmeath) involving a religious figure holding a crozier and a trapped stag. The author looks at further iconographic and literary evidence that can provide the basis of these scenes. Iconography and prosopography of the early Anatolian, Gallo-Roman and Celtic deities are also compared with the early Irish data from a typological religious perspective.

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2021-12-28

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Fomin, M. (2021). The Hunt Scenes Of The Irish High Crosses And The Iconography Of The Continental Celtic Stag Deity. TEXT AND IMAGE: ESSENTIAL PROBLEMS IN ART HISTORY, 2(2). https://doi.org/10.17721/2519-4801.2016.2.01

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