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Carved pig

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Physical description

A wooden pig with carved ears, tail, snout and four legs. The eyes are incised and filled with lime. Five decorative incised bands extend widthwise across the back of the pig. These, together with curvilinear designs on the pig's cheeks, are filled with lime. A large crack extends from one of the eyes horizontally to the rear.

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