Friday, February 17, 2012

Pig faced Lady

There have been stories of pig-faced women throughout Europe in the 15th century. The majority of these tales told of a wealthy woman whose body was of normal human appearance, but who had the face of a pig.
In the earliest forms of the story, the woman's pig-like appearance was the result of witchcraft. Following her wedding day, the pig-faced woman's new husband was granted the choice of having her appear beautiful to him but pig-like to others, or pig-like to him and beautiful to others. When her husband told her that the choice was hers, the enchantment was broken and her pig-like appearance vanished. These stories became particularly popular in England, and later in Ireland.

1:12th scale one-of-a-kind polymer clay character made by me. The lovely bonnet and muff are made by the talented Luned.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is so cute! Even more than Miss Piggy.:)
Luned makes beautiful hats!
hugs

Ascension said...

Me ha encantado la historia y sobre todo el trabajo tan genial que has hecho.
Le has dado humanidad a esa cerdita, fantastico.
besitos ascension

Federbärchen said...

Liebe Christine,
Dein Schweinchen-Fräulein sieht richtig schick aus, wunderbar gestaltet, da stimmt jedes Detail!
Wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende!
Liebe Grüße
Claudia

MALINIK said...

She is beautiful and the story also!:)

Patricia Cabrera said...

Christina, I think your lady pig is so sweet and charming. Truly love her!!
thank you for your visit and comment.
yes, blue eggs. My children felt as if was gold eggs with excitment !!*grin*

Lady Jane said...

I love her also. She is just adorable. And yes puts miss piggy to shame. LJ

dale's dreams said...

I had never heard of such a story.

I just recall the pig that was a baby from Alice in Wonderland. Scary! lol ;)

Sans! said...

I know it won't sound like a compliment Christine but she does look like a pig! And it is a resounding compliment to your excellent work! :)