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TOY, ZODIAC ANIMAL SET, PIG
ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
 
Catalog No: 70.3/ 5698 L
Culture: VIETNAMESE (VIET, KINH)
Locale: BAC NINH PROVINCE, TU KHE VILLAGE
Country: VIETNAM
Material: CLAY, BAMBOO, PIGMENT (PAINT), LACQUER
Dimensions: L:11 W:4 H:7 (in CM)
Subject: ZODIAC ANIMAL, PIG
Acquisition Year: 2000 [PURCHASE]
Donor: KENDALL, LAUREL DR.
Keywords: TOY ZODIAC ANIMAL
Category: RECREATIONAL ARTIFACTS
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Traditional Mid-Autumn toys in Vietnam introduce children to important cultural symbols and ideals. This pig figure, made by Hoang Ba Phat, age 75 and a toy maker since the age of 10, represents one of the 12 animals of the East Asian zodiac. In the sexagenary cycle, every twelfth year corresponds to Hai, and is commonly called "the Year of the Pig."
Exhibition History:
VIETNAM: JOURNEYS OF BODY, MIND & SPIRIT AMNH, NEW YORK, NY. March 2003
Exhibition Label: Clay toy. Clay, pigment. Kinh people; Tu Khe village, Bac Ninh Province; 2000. Traditional Mid-Autumn toys introduce children to important cultural symbols and ideals. This figure represents one of the 12 animals of the East Asian zodiac.
Made by Mr. Hoang Ba Phat, age 75, a toy maker since the age of 10.


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