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Carved human figure

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A carved human figure in seated position with knees drawn up to the body and elbows resting on the knees to provide support for the head from the arms. The figure is carved from the same piece of wood as the rounded base on which it is seated. The face features a carved nose and brow, and lime-filled incisions represent the eyes, a mouth with teeth, and a headband. Lime-filled incisions decorate the arms and back.

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