Il Porcellino - Lyndon Center, Vermont
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 32.167 W 072° 00.761
18T E 737340 N 4935762
Quick Description: Reportedly one of four in the US
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2008 8:35:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM4CWR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher
Views: 41

Long Description:

The original "Little Pig" was reportedly done in marble by a Greek or Roman artist. A plaster mold was made by Renaissance sculptor Pietro Tacca (1577-1540).

In 1857, Benelli, working in Florence from Tacca's original plaster mold, cast a bronze boar. Several casts of the 1857 boar have reportedly been made; reportedly, there are eleven worldwide, four in the US.

This one was a gift to the village by Luther B. Harris, president of the Lyndonville National Bank. An amateur sculptor himself, Harris chiseled the foundation for the statue. It is known locally as Barfing Boar or Puking Pig.

Name: "Il Porcellino" ("Little Pig")

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name: Giuseppe Benelli (1819-1861)

Date created or placed: Cast 1857; Dedicated 1912

Materials used: Bronze on granite base

Location: Not listed

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