Found in the vicinity of Luxembourg and preserved in the Louvre Museum, this bronze from the Gallo-Roman period (ca. 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 with the Gallic taste for stylisation and decorative compositions.
This boar in full run is charging, the bristles of its back bristling, its head raised towards the enemy, its mouth half-open. The remarkable treatment of the coat, in supple strands animated by the run, gives it a very vivid impression of power and movement.