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Bird sculpture

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Wooden bird sculpture standing on on two legs with the top exterior covered with pyrographic designs. Its small head has burnt round eyes, nostrils and mouth while the top of the head between the eyes is shaded. The top of the neck to the tip of the tail has four rows of alternating long and short line markings while the wings stretch back and are parallel with the tail and are decorated with rows of small overlapping arcs.

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