Amulet depicting a Boar's Head Italic about 500 BCE Amber

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    Photographed at the Getty Villa in Malibu, California.

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    1. Khnum-hotep 60 months ago | reply

      Beautiful piece.

    2. mikescottnz 55 months ago | reply

      Italic-Celtic art?

    3. mharrsch 55 months ago | reply

      Mike, it could be Celtic as Celtic tribes inhabited the northern part of the Italian peninsula in 500 BCE. The Getty must not have had any more specific information about the piece, though, as I related all the information included on the item's ID card.

    4. mikescottnz 55 months ago | reply

      Cheers / Slainte, Mary.
      Theres a large stela of similar standing porcines in Avila , Spain and Galicia the one in Poland.
      Moccus is another Celtic god who was equated with Mercury. He may have been associated with hunting. "Moccus" is a Gaulish word for "pig" or "hog", and Mercury Moccus may have been the protector of boar hunters among the tribe of the Lingones, where he was invoked at the tribal centre, Langres.

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