Boar Wild Pig Bronze Sculpture Statue by Barye Figure Farm Animal Lost Wax Deco


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SKU: DW-012
Total Dimensions: Height 7'' x Width 11''
Approximate Weight: 12 LBS
Original Reproduction: Reproduction
At one time, boars were respected as fierce and brave creatures. Even though they don't appear dangerous in size and demeanor, they should not be underestimated. If surprised or concerned, a boar can and will defend itself and its young with intense vigor. The male lowers its head, charges, and then slashes upward with his tusks. The female, whose tusks are not visible, charges with her head up, mouth wide, and bites. Their tusks continuously grow and serve as tools and as weapons. It would certainly be wise to not be on the receiving end of the charge of a wild boar. In most cultures, boars are usually regarded as a sacred animal. The boar is one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac and is associated with fertility and virility. At one point during the Persian Empire, people would add the adjective "Boraz (Goraz)" (meaning boar) to the end of someone's name to show their bravery and courage. This boar would be an excellent addition to any desk or mantle and would be a great conversation starter! It is made of 100% pure bronze with a dark brown patina and is set on a black marble base. The sculpture is also signed by Barye and holds a stamp from the European Bronze Finery.
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