HISTORY These remains, dating from the second century BC, were discovered in 2019 by Inrap teams on a construction site in Trémuson
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The statuettes acquired by the Musée de Bretagne are currently on display to the general public as part of the exhibition “Celtique? “. — J. Gicquel/20 Minutes
The Inrap teams refer to them as “parts of international level that can’t be found anywhere else”. The Brittany Museum in Rennes has just acquired four Gallic busts dating from the second century BC.
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Discovered in 2019 on an excavation site at; Trémuson (Côtes-d’Armor), these remains are extremely rare because there are only To date, around thirty works of this type are known for Gaul, 13 of which have been discovered. discoveries in Brittany. To buy these statuettes, at the effigy of members of the aristocracy, the Brittany museum was able to count on the financial support of the public authorities and the Yves Rocher group.
The statuettes on display until December 4 ;cembre
The four sculptures are currently on public display at the Musée de Bretagne as part of the exhibition “Celtique ?” which ends on December 4th. After the exhibition, the Gallic busts should take the direction of the museum of art and history of Saint-Brieuc where “A project to promote the pieces is planned,” said the Musée de Bretagne in a press release.
They should then join the permanent collections of the museum. Rennes cultural establishment, which also got its hands on a seal dating from the same period.