Found around Luxembourg and preserved in the Louvre Museum, this bronze from the Gallo-Roman period (around 1st century BC) is one of the most interesting and best preserved of all those that have come down to us. It combines the naturalism dear to the Romans and the Gallic taste for stylization and decorative compositions.
This wild boar is charging, the bristles of the spine bristling, the head raised towards the enemy, the mouth ajar. The remarkable treatment of the coat, in supple locks animated by running, gives it a very lively impression of power and movement. It could be an ex-voto, an offering made to a god.