Bronze statue of a boar in the La Tene style. In Celtic iconography the boar symbolised not only fertility and wealth but also masculine power, courage and strength in warriors. Country of Origin: Czech Republic. Date/Period: C AD.
Long-neck ceramic vase, Sueki period, c. 7th century AD. Originally used to preserve sake, for burial or festival ceremonies. Customary blue-gray clay, sublime thinly potted form. More advanced than Jomon and Yayoi pottery, Sueki marks a point in Japanese ceramics when the potter’s wheel was first used. Bizen, Shigaraki and Tamba ceramic styles stem from the Sueki tradition. Dimensions: 9.25” high, 6” diameter at widest (21 x 15 cm).