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Wild Boar Porcellino by Pietro Tacca pupil of Giambologna

Made of Fiberglass

Finish: Antique Stone

Dimensions: 22"W x 14 x 21"H (56 cm x 36 cm x 53 cm)

Item No. F1038

Mercato Nuovo, Florence

Period: Renaissance

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Wild Boar Porcellino by Pietro Tacca pupil of Giambologna
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Pietro Tacca was an Italian sculptor born in Carrara in 1557. He was a pupil and a follower of Giambologna. He sculpted his first works in Mannerist style while the later ones are works in Baroque style. After Giambologna's death in 1608, Tacca completed his master's incompleted works. He begun with Giambologna's equestrian bronze of Ferdinando de' Medici today in Piazza Santissima Annunziata, Florence. He worked as court sculptor for the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Tacca's public works for the Medici include his masterpieces, the four slaves (1620-1624) at the foot of Baccio Bandinelli's statue of Ferdinand I de Medici in Piazza Darsena, Livorno. His inspiration by a Hellenistic marble boar (Il Cinghiale) resulted in Porcellino (1612), a copy of this work is exposed in Mercato Nuovo in Florence. Tacca's works found their place in some of the world's biggest cities such as the equestrian bronza of Philip III (1616) in Plaza Mayor, Madrid and an equestrian Henry IV statue, Gaimbologna's work that Tacca finished for Paris. He died in 1640.


Made of fiberstone. Fiberstone is a mixture of sand and stones cast into the surface using terrazzo-like techniques. The surface is then sandblasted and chemically treated, and then hand painted with an antique acid stain to give the appearance of aged stone. Since it is reinforced with a fiberglass backing, it remains less fragile and lighter alternative to concrete and cast stone. By mastering the art of casting our products in fiberglass we manage to retain all the detail or the original with the added benefits of less weight, greater strength, and product suitability for both indoor and outdoor use. The advantages of fiberstone and fiberglass when compared to concrete, cast stone, and cement are that they are about half the weight, are far less fragile, and much more resistant. Also, Fiberstone sculptures and architectural elements are weather resistant and can be safely displayed both indoor and outdoor in your garden, when coated with your choice of one of our outside grade color finishes.

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