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Carved human figure

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A human figure carved from wood. There are incisions depicting eyes, nose, and a mouth. The legs are carved with clearly defined thighs, calves, and feet with distinct toes. The arms are separate from the torso from the shoulder to the middle forearm, where they merge again with the body. The body, arms, and legs are decorated with variously sized vertical bands of chevrons, filled with muddy white clay or pigment. The back is plain except for chevrons on the waist, and the number 39 marked in green.

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