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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wild Boar of Florence

 
 
Wild Boar of Florence Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
1. Wild Boar of Florence Marker
Inscription.

This bronze is one of three
replicas of the famous
Wild Boar of Florence
at the entrance of the Straw Market in that historical Italian city. The original was carved in marble by the Greeks before the time of Christ. Later the Romans made a copy, which is now in the Uffizi Gallery. In 1857, the Italian artist Benelli, cast it in bronze. In Kansas City as in Florence, the coins are given for the benefit of children.

 
Location. 39° 2.546′ N, 94° 35.439′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of 47th Street (U.S. 56) and Wornall Road, on the right when traveling west on 47th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 West 47th Street, Kansas City MO 64111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aleman Court (here, next to this marker); Neptune (a few steps from this marker); Landing At Westport (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giralda Tower (about 700 feet away); The Seville Light Fountain (about 700 feet away); The Jesse Clyde Nichols Memorial Fountain
Wild Boar of Florence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
2. Wild Boar of Florence and Marker
Looking east
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The "Fourth Dolphin" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Position (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Country Club Plaza Art & Architecture Tour. (Submitted on September 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Legend of Porcellino. (Submitted on September 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Florentine Boar at Smithsonian Arts Inventories Catalog. (Submitted on September 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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