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Bird sculpture

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Black and brown wooden sculpture of a bird standing on it's two legs. The head, tail, and two wings are upright, and the head is lightly shaded and has burnt engraved eyes, nostrils and mouth. The top exterior of it's neck, wings and legs are covered with dark shaded lines making squares shaped blotches, it's body and interior of it's two legs are filled with short lines, and the tail is covered with curved parallel lines.

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