This hand carved bone pig's head bead, probably produced in China from cow or ox bone, has its eyes, ears, mouth, nostrils, and wrinkled snout etched and detailed in brown. The bead measures a little over 1" long by 0.75" wide by 0.5" high with the hole running from the top of the head to the mouth. The back of the bead (beneath the head) is flat. There are several minor surface cracks natural to the bone, which give the bead the appearance of being old. The actual age is unknown. In very good condition.