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Pendant: Foreparts of a Recumbent Boar

Object Details

Title:

Pendant: Foreparts of a Recumbent Boar

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Etruscan

Place:

Italy (Place Created)

Date:

525–480 B.C.

Medium:

Amber

Object Number:

76.AO.84

Dimensions:

24.5 × 50 × 13 mm, 9.3 g (15/16 × 1 15/16 × 1/2 in., 0.0205 lb.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Gordon McLendon

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Object Description

A pendant is carved fully in the round in the shape of the head, forelegs, and upper trunk of a wild boar. The front legs are drawn up under the head in a recumbent pose, the ears lie flat, and along the back are vertical incised bristles of a mane. Although uncommon as a motif for jewelry, the boar occurs on several pendants and on decorative fibula bows.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1976

Gordon McLendon (Dallas, Texas), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1976.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Causey, Faya. Amber and the Ancient World (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011), pp. 97, fig. 46.

Causey, Faya. Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012), no. 37.

Sofroniew, Alexandra. Household Gods: Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), p. 84, fig. 41.

Lyons, Claire L. "New Etruscan Gallery premieres at the Getty Villa." Etruscan News 20 (Winter 2018), p. 16, ill.