7. Porcellino, Replica of a 17th Century Wild Boar in Sutton

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Wild boars are rare creatures in Manhattan–almost as rare as replicas of 17th century Italian sculptures–and Porcellino is both. The original piglet by Renaissance sculptor Pietro Tacca decorates a fountain in Florence. It was a copy of a Greek marble sculpture found in Rome in the 16th century. This porcellino was donated by a neighborhood philanthropist and lords over Sutton Park Place on East 57th Street.