This piece shows the mythical hero Meleager, who killed the savage Calydonian boar.

He is represented here with his hunting dog. The figure probably surmounted a gate-pier, and is one of a number of garden sculptures in lead made in the first half of the 18th century.

Provenance

Chestham Park, Henfield, Sussex.




Exhibitions at V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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