AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SPINARIO
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AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SPINARIO

MID 19TH CENTURY

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AN ITALIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF SPINARIO
MID 19TH CENTURY
After the 'Antique', on a green serpentine marble plinth
12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high overall
Together with two serpentine marble models of the Farnese Boar, after the 'Antique' -- 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high (3)
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Lot Essay

The Spinario is cast after an antique bronze statue known since at least the 12th century. The Porcellino, or Wild Boar, seems to have been discovered in Rome with other figures which made up a hunting scene. It appeared in a Roman guide of 1556 but by 1568 it was already in Florence, and by 1591 it was in the Uffizi.

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