Lecture Block 1: Celtic and Insular Art: taken from Celts: Art and Identity

Chronological Periods

Later Bronze Age

1500 BC - 800 BC

Earlier Iron Age/Hallstatt

800 BC - 450 BC

Later Iron Age/La Tene

450 BC - Approx. 100 AD

Roman Period

Approx. 0 AD - Approx. 500 AD

Early Medieval

400 AD - 1000 AD

Later Medieval

Approx. 1000 AD - 1500 AD

Art Styles

Romano-British Art Styles

Approx. 50 AD - Approx. 300 AD

Insular Fusion Art

Approx. 600 AD - Approx. 800 AD

Hiberno-Norse Art Style

Approx. 900 AD - Approx. 1250 AD

Events in Europe

Mythical Foundation of Rome

753 BC

Late Hallstatt rich burials and early towns

Approx. 650 BC - Approx. 450 BC

Greek Colony at Marsellies

Approx. 600 BC

First Greek Authors mention Celts

Approx. 580 BC - Approx. 420 BC

Rich Early La Tene Burials

Approx. 450 BC - Approx. 300 BC

Celtic Invasions and Settlement recorded in Italy

400 BC - 200 BC

Sack of Rome by the Celts

390 BC

Death of Alexander the Great

323 BCE

Celtic wars bands in Greek world, settlement in Turkey

300 BC - 250 BC

Sack of Delphi

279 BC

Oddipa

200 BC - 0 AD

Foundation of Roman colony in southern France

123 BC

Expansion of Roman Power

100 BC - 150 AD

Early Christian Missionaries

Approx. 400 AD - Approx. 900 AD

Goths sack Rome

410 AD

Echternach monastery founded

700

Coronation of Charlemange as Holy Roman Emperor

800 AD

Events in Britain and Ireland

Caeser in Gaul & Britain

58 BC - 51 BC

Roman Invasion of Britain

43 BC

Roman Occupation of Britain

Approx. 50 AD - Approx. 450 AD

Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

Approx. 110 AD - Approx. 140 AD

Anglo Saxon Settlement in Britain

Approx. 350 AD - Approx. 500 AD

Columba founds Iona

563

Lindisfarne founded

Approx. 650 AD

Viking invasion and settlement of UK/Ireland

793 AD - Approx. 1100 AD

Vikings attack Lindisfarne

793

Union of Crowns of Scotland & England

1603

Gateway Objects

2.1 Basse-Yutz Flagon Lorraine, France

450 BC

2.1 Battersea Shield, London, England

Approx. 350 BC - Approx. 50 BC

3.2 Cumdach of Columba

Approx. 500 AD - Approx. 600 AD

Said to have been written by Columba himself in the 6th century

2.2 Papil Stone, Pictish, 8th/9th century, National Museum of Scotland

Approx. 700 - Approx. 800

2.3 Lindisfarne Gospels, Lindisfarne

Approx. 700 AD

2.2 Chi-Rho page from the Book of Kells, Insular, 8th/9th century

Approx. 700 AD - Approx. 800 AD

2.3 Codex Animations, Wearmouth-Jarrow, c.700

Approx. 700 AD

3.1 Shandwick’s Cross-slab (I.Scott) Cross Slab dates to 8th/9th century, Pictish

Approx. 700 AD - Approx. 800 AD

3.1 Muiredach’s Cross, Monasterboice 9th/10th century, Irish

Approx. 800 - Approx. 900

3.2 Coronation Gospels of Æthelstan, Late Carolingian 875-925

875 - 925

3.2 Cumdach of Catach of Columba

Approx. 1000 AD

Hiberno-Norse Style for sides and bottom of Cumdach