Terracotta Pig



Terracotta figure of a pig (boar) standing foursquare on an integral base. Realistically rendered with bristles standing up in ridge along spine and a curly tail. Remains of a white slip are visible. The back of the figure is broken. The pig was known to be sacred to the goddess Demeter and this may represent a votive offering for her. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 20136: Light coloured pottery figure of a boar 3½" high. Purchased at Puttick & Simpson, 25 June 1919 Lot 209/3.