Pig Spirit Vessel or Funerary Object

Hollow-ware pottery pig or boar, depicted with wrinkled face and curly tail. Areas of orange-red mineral deposits are visible on the surface. 

The Chinese often buried their dead with objects they would need in the afterlife. Pigs were considered a sign of high status and were typical funerary objects. Because it was prohibitively expensive, or impractical for most families to bury the dead with actual objects, replicas were used instead.

Age: 2000 Years Old

Origin: China

Material: Terracotta

Size: 14" x 5" x 7"


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