A fine reenactment of a Gallic warrior blowing a carnyx, the war trumpet of the Celts. The carnyx was a kind of trumpet used in warfare, probably to incite troops to battle and intimidate opponents, as Polybius recounts. Reenactor group uknown. Kudos to them.

The head (bell) of a carnyx was styled in the shape of an open-mouthed boar’s, or other animal’s, head.

The carnyx was used from some uknown time of the Celtic Iron Age to the subjugation of the last independent Celts by Rome.

Below, a modern reconstruction of a carnyx (credit: Hallein, Keltenmuseum -Wikimedia commons)