This standing boar is carved from a piece of fine lustrous brownish-yellow
jade that is only 0.8 cm thick. A small hole drilled through the neck area indicates that
this was once suspended as a pendant. The boar is distinguished by its pointed snout,
large ears, lowered head, straight tail, and slender legs. The delicate relief carving of
the facial area suggests the eyes and tusks. The lines are simple yet elegant, and the
pose is convincing and relaxed. Many animals are represented in Western Chou jade carving,
but the boar is rarely found--making this exceptional jade even more significant.