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Sacrifice of a Boar
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Sacrifice of a Boar


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Description A priest draped in a short garment, holds in his left hand the hind legs of a boar and the culter (a knife) in his right. Behind a round altar rises the image of the god, or more probably of the hero, to whom the nocturnal sacrifice is offered.
Provenance Sale, Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, April 21, 1902 (?); Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902 (?), by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1902 (?)

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Period
ca. 1540-1550 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.31
Measurements
H: 1 13/16 x W: 2 3/16 in. (4.6 x 5.6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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