printing block

Wooden skin printing block for tattoos, with a carved design of a central circle with lines and other designs radiating out from it. The other side has no design. There is a hole through the block at one end.

On the plain side of the block are two labels. One is circular with 'Tt. / 52' on it, and the other is rectangular, reading, 'H. LING ROTH'.

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