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Sculpture Bronze Pig, Tartu

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Aptly located near the market, Sculpture Bronze Pig is a charming reminder of several things. First, the pig is the city's symbol of prosperity. On a more practical level, the market sells pork--hence the typical cuts of pork engraved and listed on one side of the statue. The smiling pig was brought to the square in 2008 and is meant to help new butchers with cutting meat properly. If you look closely, you may also find another meaning here: it smiles standing atop an overturned wooden tub--a typical basin where the animal is placed after slaughter. Sculpture Bronze Pig is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Tartu Edition.
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  • You find yourself in front of while you walk along the river. The statue shows a date, January 17, which corresponds to St. Anthony, the Saint who worldwide is always represented in the company of a pig. The pig was the animal bred by monks antoniani.
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  • Funny sculpture near the Food Market. I have heard that they had been big discussion about this sculpture in Tartu. I got good emotions.  more »
  • Whilst walking on a snowy day we turned onto the road to be faced by the bronze pig. It has quite a presence and does get your attention  more »