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NETSUKE, ZODIAC ANIMAL, BOAR
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 492
Country: JAPAN
Material: WOOD
Acquisition Year: 1961 [TRANSFER]
Donor: DRUMMOND, I.W., DR.
Keywords: NETSUKE
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Tough, strong and aggressive, the Wild Boar as depicted in this carved wooden Japanese netsuke reflects the wild ancestor of its counterpart the domestic pig (Sus scrofa domestic)– docile and content with happiness. Pigs and boars are animals associated with the zodiac and individuals born in a year of the Wooden Pig are characterized by strong conviction.


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