The images you'll see as you scroll down to the current text are all part of the story telling in my novel, Realms of Gold:Ritual to Romance.

Bianca Caldwell, pen name, Bianca Fiore, is a writer for an art magazine. In each of her monthly stories she describes an object used in ancient ritual.

Celts - Ornamental Gold Mounts

Schwarzenbach Germany.
About 420 BC

The openwork design shows characteristic early Celtic ornaments. The prototypes were palmettes and lotus-flower popular in Mediterranean antiquity. Original motifs were divided into individual leaves and the rearranged. The reason for displaying the ornaments on a bowl is still unknown, probably served as a drinking horn mounts.