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Fontana del Porcellino

Piglet Fountain

Pietro Tacca
c. 1634 (copy 1998)

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Description

Bronze fountain of a boar. The fountain figure was sculpted and cast by Pietro Tacca shortly before 1634, following a marble Italian copy of a Hellenistic marble original, at the time in the Grand Ducal collections and today in display in the classical section of the Uffizi Museum. The present statue is a modern copy, cast in 1998 by Ferdinando Marinelli Artistic Foundry and replaced in 2008, while Tacca's bronze is sheltered in the new Museo Stefano Bardini in Palazzo Mozzi.

Another copy of this sculpture is in Carrara.

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Location (N 43°46'11" - E 11°15'15")

Item Code: itto036; Photograph: 8 May 2017
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