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 Il Porcellino (a copy of the original) Mercato Nuovo, Firenze (Florence), Toscana (Tuscany), Italy.
The original, by Pietro Tacca and modelled on a Hellenistic marble version found in Rome, is now in the Museo Bardini. Touching the boar's snout is said to ensure one's return to Florence! 
 Keywords: Italian Renaissance Firenze Florence Tuscany Italy Italia wild boar animal pig sculpture bronze metal alloy art Il Porcellino fountain Mercato Nuovo new market tourist polished snout tourism Pietro Tacca luck superstition LGPL

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Photographer: Leslie Garland
Collection: Byker Wall
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LG 0672
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Il Porcellino (a copy of the original) Mercato Nuovo, Firenze

(Florence), Toscana (Tuscany), Italy.
The original, by Pietro Tacca and modelled on a Hellenistic marble version found in Rome, is now in the Museo Bardini. Touching the boar's snout is said to ensure one's return to Florence!
Keywords: Italian Renaissance Firenze Florence Tuscany Italy Italia wild boar animal pig sculpture bronze metal alloy art Il Porcellino fountain Mercato Nuovo new market tourist polished snout tourism Pietro Tacca luck superstition LGPL