c19th italian bronze 'grand tour' souvenir sculpture after the antique of the ufizzi boar or il porcellino

C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture after the antique, of the Ufizzi boar or "Il Porcellino".



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C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture after the antique ,of the Ufizzi boar or "Il Porcellino". Well-detailed casting mounted upon a 'portor' marble plinth base .The body hair of the boar particularly well- defined , and having a rich patina to the surface with only minor highlights. The snout having minor rubbing and wear , from its association with luck being gained from touching it.
The Hellenistic marble original now exhibited in the Ufizzi Museum , Florence, Italy. The original ,found in Rome and removed to Florence by the Medici, was associated from the time of its discovery with the Calydonian Boar of Greek myth.
A fountain figure based on the original was sculpted and cast by Baroque master Pietro Tacca (1577-1640), and a version now stands as a tourist attraction in the Mercato Nuevo in Florence.
H 8"
W 9"
Italy c.1850
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Internal Ref: ML1601


Height = 20.32 cm (8")
Width = 22.86 cm (9")
Depth = 15.24 cm (6")

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