According to traditional Chinese legend, ages ago Buddha summoned all the animals and honored the 12 who came by naming a year for them; each animal in turn gave its characteristics to people born in its year. It measures 3/4″ to 1″ high and is new and unused pewter material and comes on a black woven 34″ long adjustable cord. Each pendant comes with a Chinese zodiac card with descriptions of each sign. The boar is for years 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 and 2019. The boar is a splendid companion and intellectual who sets difficult goals and carries them out. You expect too much from others. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.