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In order to create such an ornament, a boar was captured alive and two teeth were removed from its upper jaw. The animal was kept in captivity until the tusks of the lower jaw curved upwards, creating a complete circle. This symbol of status showed the wearer had the wealth to feed, house and care for a boar. 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