Ancient Chinese Pair of Pigs

Ancient Chinese Pair of Pigs

Period: Han Dynasty, Circa 206 BCE – 220 CE
Dimensions: 4 1/2" (11 cm)
Material: Glazed Terracotta
Condition: Excellent
Region: China
Provenance: Acquired by present owner in England from an old English collection
Description
Charming and realistic pair of swine. They are not identical, but were obviously made to be a pair. A common occurrence in Han tombs was the presence of their domestic animals, no doubt echoing the appearance of the deceased's farmyards. They can be sold singly ($595) or together.

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