Celtic Hoop Earrings - Museum Shop Collection
500 B.C. - 12th Century AD
The Celts (Keltoi) were a nomadic
people of independent, feudal tribes.
They had no written language and no
common ruler. Celtic art is often
characterized by intertwined tendrils,
stylized animals, knots and wheels.
These designs were often symbolic
of their religious beliefs. The wheel
symbolized the sun, and human faces
were thought to ward off evil spirits.
Animal motifs on war
regalia were believed to bring
good luck in battle.
Materials: Pewter with gold finish.
Made in the U.S.A.