This beautifully polished Jade stone is finely carved in the form of recumbent pig with a flat snout and pointed ears. It is decorated with deep, slanting grooves that encompass the front and rear legs, which are neatly tucked underneath the body. Its deep, silky celadon-colored body is carefully marked with hints of brow, offering the perfect balance of contrasting hues. Jade carvings of pigs rendered with bold angular cuts and in reclining poses were made throughout the Han and Six Dynasties period and form an important group of jade carvings that were used both in daily life and for burial. Han Dynasty 206 BC - AD 220.