Bacon, Pig and Pre-Columbian Art

In our series of humorous illustrations on the History of Art, we have imagined a slice of bacon in the pre-Columbian style. The pig in pre-Columbian art is a sacred and utilitarian animal.

Pigs feature prominently in pre-Columbian art, and they appear in a variety of contexts and forms. They are often depicted as sacrificial animals, and they are also associated with fertility and prosperity.

Pigs were important animals in the daily lives of pre-Columbian people. They were raised for their meat, fat and skin, and they were also used as draft animals. Pigs were also sacred animals in many pre-Columbian cultures. They were often associated with gods and goddesses of fertility and prosperity.

Pigs are depicted in pre-Columbian art in a variety of forms. They are often depicted as whole animals, but they can also be depicted as heads, legs, or even internal parts, such as the heart or liver. Pigs are also depicted in scenes of everyday life, such as hunting, agriculture, or religious ceremonies.

Pigs as sacrificial animals

Pigs were often used as sacrificial animals in pre-Columbian cultures. They were sacrificed to gods and goddesses of fertility and prosperity. Pigs were also sacrificed during important ceremonies, such as weddings and funerals.

Pigs were considered pure and innocent animals, making them ideal for sacrifice. Their meat and fat were then consumed by those participating in the ceremony, which was seen as a way of imbibing the power of the god or goddess to whom the sacrifice was being offered.

Pigs were often associated with fertility and prosperity in pre-Columbian cultures. They were considered productive animals because they could produce a large amount of meat, fat and skin. Pigs were also associated with growth and development, as they were often depicted with young.

Fertility was an important value in many pre-Columbian cultures. Pigs were therefore considered important animals, because they were associated with the fertility of the land and the prosperity of families

Treat yourself to the poster of the Great History of Art illustrated by 50 slices of bacon.

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