The boar was a prominent symbol in Celtic mythology and iconography.
Votive boar figurine by Unknown Artist, c. 1BC1AD
© The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
- 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.
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