Celtic Boar

Culture: Middle Europe
Period: 2nd-1st century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 3.4 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 5017
Provenance: German private collection prior to 1995.
Condition: Intact
Description: Depiction of a Celtic boar in massive bronze with distinctive ridge. Delicately elaborated visualisation of its pelt, pointed ears and a long, cylindrical snout with fine details. The eyes are punched. For the Celts pigs were considered as holy animals , they believed that these creatures originate from the "Otherworld". Therefore the depiction of a boar can be found as funerary offerings, as decoration on a helmet, on standards and as ornaments on torques. Remember: Until today pigs are symbols of luck.