SACRED PIG - Vanuatu - First half of the 20th century

20th century
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From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Sacred pigskin
    First half of the 20th century
    Bone, tooth
    H. 8,9 ; Length : 23,5 ; L. : 14 cm

    Pig's jaw with tusks.

    These pigs were bred to have their tusks grow artificially to take on a circular shape.
    The more the tusks reached the circle, the more the pig was considered sacred.

    The national emblem of Vanuatu depicts a warrior chief with a tooth curved in a circle behind him.
    This symbol indicates the importance of "toothed pigs" to this country; the curved tusks are linked to the image of the chief and social status.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref: Z3E12I8MGR

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