Limestone Statue Of The Uffizi Boar

GBP 12,495.00

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Object Description

After the antique, a finely modelled and weathered limestone garden ornament.

This classical sculpture is generally thought to be based on the story of the slaying of the Calydonian boar by Meleager. The boar had been sent by Diana to ruin the countryside of Aetolia as she had been offended by Meleager’s father, King of Calydon. The antique figure is first recorded as being in Rome in the 1550’s. By 1568 it was in the Pitti Palace in Florence and by 1591 it had found its way to the Uffizi. It was badly damaged by a fire there in 1762 but was then restored.

This statue has terrific presence as a figurative work and this example is much enhanced by lots of moss and lichen accumulated over many years of exposure to the elements.

The boar is depicted having been suddenly disturbed from his sleep, half rising, showing his tusks, his ears twitching, his snout sniffing the air trying to detect the source of danger. He is growling as, indeed, this is a dangerous wild animal.

This was reclaimed from a property in London.

Object Literature


Classical, Italian, Roman

Date of Manufacture

1st half of the 20th Century


20th Century



Materials and Techniques

Limestone, Hand carved


-Wear consistent with age and use

-Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches

-Historic Repairs


Height 114 cm

Width 126 cm

Depth 82 cm

Weight 540 kg

Object Condition

Weathered finish. Lacking end of tail.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
United Kingdom

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