Votive boar figurine by Unknown Artist

The boar was a prominent symbol in Celtic mythology and iconography.


2.3 x 5.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £2,000)
Acquired in:
Private collection

This is especially true of the Corieltauvi tribe who occupied much of the East Midlands and Lincolnshire in the Iron Age. This figurine has no methods of attachment suggesting that it was intended as a votive object rather than a mount for a helmet or a bowl.


Found by a metal detectorist in 1990 in Lincolnshire; private collection.

Venue details

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire Danes Terrace, LINCOLN Lincolnshire LN2 1LP 01522 550990 www.thecollectionmuseum.com

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