Il Porcellino - Manhattan, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ODragon
N 40° 45.425 W 073° 57.603
18T E 587782 N 4512311
Quick Description: The wild boar...
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2008 9:02:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM59CP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lee-2
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Long Description:
From the parks website:

The park contains the Wild Boar statue, which is a replica of the bronze wild boar completed in 1634 by Renaissance sculptor Pietro Tacca (1557–1640) that stands in Florence, Italy. This replica, alternately known as Porcellino, is in fact a copy of a replica. Tacca himself modeled his boar upon a marble statue now displayed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Where is original located?: Florence, Italy

Where is this replica located?: Sutton Park, Manhattan, NY

Who created the original?: Pietro Tacca

Internet Link about Original: http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=12748

Year Original was Created (approx. ok): 1634

Visit Instructions:
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