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Carved wooden boat with seven human figures

1985.0339.0511.006

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Carved wooden boat with seven human figures

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A carved wooden post with a carved human figure on top, which is decorated with lime-filled incisions. The figure is carved in a seated position with knees drawn up to the body and elbows resting on the knees to provide support for the head from the arms, and is carved from the same piece of wood as the post. The posts taper from the base to the seated figure on top, with a peg on the bottom of the base.

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