Let yourself be tempted by the irresistible charm of this enchanting bronze statue by esteemed artisan Antoine-Louis Barye. The sculpture captures the essence of a chubby little pig with its mouth open, exuding undeniable appeal. Pigs, known for their social nature and intelligence, have long held an important place in various cultures throughout history, from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day. This sculpture celebrates the inherent kindness of these small-tailed, snout-nosed creatures. Every detail of the pig's body has been meticulously crafted, showcasing the mastery and attention to detail of the artisan.
The sculpture is created using the ancient method of lost-wax casting, a technique that has been refined over thousands of years.