The Calydonian Boar Hunt  1612

by Peter Paul Rubens

[i]The boar was furiously twisting its body round and round, its jaws slavering with foam and fresh blood...the hero who had dealt the wound came up close to the animal and roused his foe to fury, before finally burying his shining spear in its shoulder.[/i] [br]--Ovid, [i]Metamorphoses[/i] Wrapped in a flowing red cape, the warrior Meleager thrusts his spear into the ...
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