The Florentine boar, bronze statuette

The Florentine boar, bronze statuette

The Florentine boar
Bronze statuette
Associated with Antonio Susini
Italy
1600-1700
Museum no. A.153-1910

The original Florentine boar was carved from marble some time during the centuries BC by a Greek sculptor. The original Boar was said to have been excavated with other figures which together made up a hunting scene, depicting the Calydonian Boar killed by Meleager. In the late 16th century, the Boar was displayed alongside two dogs and a figure of a man in the throes of attacking it.