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Carved pig

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A wooden pig with carved ears, tail, snout and four legs. The eyes, ears, and nostrils are incised and filled with lime, as are decorative incisions on the cheeks. The body is covered with bands of alternating lime-filled triangles that define a zigzag pattern in relief. Two such bands extend along the top of the back, from the forehead to the tail. Perpendicular to these two bands are numerous parallel vertical bands extending the height of the flanks. Part of one ear is broken off.

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