Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)
H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); L. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and John C. Weber, 1994
Small images of pigs—a symbol of wealth in ancient China—sculpted of jade or soapstone, were often placed in the hands of the deceased to express the wish for wealth in the afterlife.
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