Bronze Statuette of the Celtic God Tarvos Trigaranus

Culture: Celtic
Period: 1st century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6 cm x 6.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 5159
Provenance: English private collection, acquired between 1960 and 1980.
Condition: Intact
Description: Rare depiction of the Celtic god Tarvos Trigaranus in form of a triple horned bull. The animal with a circular tail twisted to the front and a raised right forepaw. Eyes and forelocks are engraved. There is hardly anything known about the Celtic bull-god today, he possibly was a companion or a symbol of the Celtic god Esus, who stood for trade and roads. There is an almost identical statuette exhibited in the Museum Carnuntinum in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Austria, with the inventory number 21339. Mounted.