11 December 2003
A GREEK BRONZE BOAR APPLIQUÉ
Archaic Period, Circa Early 5th Century B.C.
Depicted in high relief, in profile to the left, with a high ridge of bristles along its head and upper back, a rounded ridge along its hindquarters, its head lowered, the tusks protruding, the tail curled, the genitalia rendered
4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) long
Acquired in London circa 1947.
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For a boar from a vessel similar in style, although depicted in the round, see no. 434, p. 308 in Comstock and Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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