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Carved pig

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A wooden pig with carved ears, snout, four legs, one of the front of which is broken, and a flat, paddle-like tail. The eyes and interior of ears are incised and filled with lime, as are upwardly-pointing triangular teeth. The back is covered with incised lime-filled curvilinear motifs and arcs, with the arcs continuing onto the tail. The carving is marked '19' in white.

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