The boar plays an important role in ancient Greek and Roman culture. The boar was often associated with its capacity to destroy humans and crops, with boar hunting consequently becoming a popular pastime amongst Romans, considered to strengthen the body and mind. The boar was also used as an emblem across the Roman Empire, especially amongst the army to manifest its strength.
Roman Bronze Boar’s Head Appliqué
A finely detailed ancient Roman cast bronze appliqué of a boar’s head. The head is realistically and beautifully modelled. Mounted on a simple wooden stand.
Condition: Complete and intact with fine dark brown patination.