Vessel in the Shape of a Wild Boar

Vessel in the Shape of a Wild Boar

700-500 BC


Overall: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1977.42

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Wild boars were a favorite motif in classical antiquity. This early example shows the tusked boar at his fiercest, standing alert and ready to charge. The geometric hatchmark decoration was a hallmark of Villanovan pottery.

See also
GR - Etruscan
Greek and Roman Art
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