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The boar is a rare bronze copy of a casting of the marble statue displayed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. This bronze known affectionally as "Tacca," in honour of Pietro Tacca, the artist who created the statue in 1620. His snout is finely burnished by thousands of visitors who give it an affectionate rub for good luck. Tacca is dedicated to all the children and dogs who visit The Gardens. Photographed in Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C.


marysham - Aug 19, 2008 05:41 PM EDT
Thanks for sharing the photo and story. It is amazing how the snout is so polished from people giving it a rub/touch. Nice capture.
lorraine - Jul 22, 2008 08:48 PM EDT
Beautifully made, alot of work has gone into making this, nice capture, thanks for sharing.

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