Celtic Boar

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: 2nd-1st century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 3.5 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 5022
Provenance: Collection K.S., Cologne, Germany.
Condition: Intact
Description: Solid bronze depiction of a Celtic boar with a long tail reaching to the bottom, pointed ears and cylindrical snout. The eyes incised. Celts believed that pigs were holy animals originating from the otherworld. Therefore depiction of boars can be found as funerary offerings, helmet decoration, on standards and as decoration of torques. And remember: Until today a pig brings luck. Very rare.