PAIR OF SITTING BOARS (OR WILD BOARS)
Cast 1929, Bronze
Carl Milles designed variations of sitting and running boars. In many cultures, the wild boar symbolizes courage, leadership, and fierceness in battle; however, female boars (or sows) symbolize abundance, nourishment, wealth, and discovery. The boar has played notable roles in mythology, religion, and fiction due to these qualities. Here, the boars stand guard over the painted iron Nichols gate, designed by Eliel Saarinen.