Celtic Boar

Culture: Middle- to Southeast Europe
Period: 2nd-1st century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 4.8 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 5048
Provenance: Private collection K. S., Cologne, Germany.
Condition: Intact
Description: Exceptionally fine solid bronze depiction of a Celtic boar with a curved ridge, turned in curly tail and a very long snout with tusks. The ears semi-circular and erected. The eyes are punched. 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.