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Carved human figure

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A flat human figure carved from wooden board of uniform thickness. The eyes, nostrils and mouth are incised and painted white. There is an incised decoration of symmetrical arcs painted in white on the chest. The front of the figure is decorated with white, black and red pigment, while the reverse is plain. The figure is carved without arms, and the head is pointed. There are small nails in the head and the feet.

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