Pictish Boar | Enamel Pin
Boars are found in Celtic art across the ages. They appear in the stone carvings of ancient Pictland, the warrior helms on the Gundestrup cauldron, and are even embedded within the shining La Tène Witham Shield. Many carnyces (the trumpet-like instruments designed for organised intimidation) of the Iron Age Celts intentionally incorporate the face of these creatures. It is no wonder that boars, known for their determined attack and fierce protective qualities, were affiliated with wartime prowess.
This enamel pin was designed by Sacred Knot Tattoo to show this powerful creature in a representation similar to that of the iconic carved Pictish Boar from Inverness-shire.
Material & Make
Our pins are crafted in solid metal with enamel detailing and a sturdy pin for security of closure and longevity.
About The Artist
Sean Parry is the owner and lead artist of Sacred Knot Tattoo, as well as a founding member of the Northern Fire Art Collective. He specialises in Celtic and Nordic arts and lives and works from his hometown of Llandudno in North Wales. Sean’s projects incorporate knotwork, swirls, and beasts inspired and mirroring those found in the historical record, a reflection of his passion for archaeology and ancient iconography. Though he is well known for his mastery as a tattooist, his work with paint, leather, and precious metals are also part of his artistic endeavours.
See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
Approximately 1.3 x 0.8 inches (3.3 x 1.5 cm)