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Carved pig

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A wooden pig with carved ears, tail, snout and four legs. The eyes, interior of ears, mouth, and nostrils are incised and filled with white lime. The body and tail are decorated with mostly curvilinear incisions which are also filled with white lime, including scroll-like motifs and concatenations of small triangles. There is a crack extending horizontally along one side of the body.

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