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Carved pig

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A wooden pig with carved ears, tail, snout and four legs. Two decorative incised bands, one on each side, curve from the front leg to the corresponding rear leg, and similar straight bands extend on each side from the snout to the ear. These feature alternating triangles filled with lime that define a zigzag pattern in relief. The eyes and interior of ears are incised and filled with lime. The rump is marked 26 in white.

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