Bronze Boar

October 16, 2016

 

Location:  Country Club Plaza, 310 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO

 

Owner:  Country Club Plaza KC Partners LLC

 

Artist:  Pietro Tacca (original plaster model), Giuseppe Bennelli (first to cast in bronze)

 

Dates:  Modeled 1634, Cast 1957, Dedicated April 28, 1962

 

Medium:  Bronze

 

Description:

AKA Wild Boar of Florence, Little Pig, Il Porcellino

 

The Wild Boar of Florence was first cast in bronze in 1857 by Italian artist Benelli.  This larger than life bronze boar sitting on the forest floor surrounded by turtles, snails, frogs and bugs is one of two early reproductions by Marinelli Studios of Florence. The boar sits on an acrylic panel that contains slots for dropping coins to be donated to Children's Mercy Hospital. The entire sculpture sits on a limestone pedestal. A second Boar is in the Prairie Village, KS Shopping Center.

  

 

 

 

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