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1st Century BC - 1st Century AD
Size: 32.5cm high - 12¾ ins high / 37cm high - 14½ ins (with base)
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Ex Private collection
Thence by Descent
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 8, item no. 92, for another example
In Britain the male deity was the all embracing protector of the tribe, who controlled warfare and the provision of wisdom. His counterpart was a native goddess often associated with the symbolism of the horse, both fertile and destructive, she is sometimes known as the ‘Queen of Demons’. They came together once a year on the night of the festival of Samain thus ensuring the continuing prosperity of the tribe and the fertility of the crops and animals in the coming year.