group figure (figure (art))

Carved wooden group figure depicting a tiger biting the back of man's head, with another head on the back of the tiger, facing rearwards. The first head has a sharp nose, open mouth, and long neck, becoming the front of a two-pronged platform on which the tiger is standing. A hat or ridged headdress surmounts the head. The second head has blackened hair, a pointed nose, big mouth, hole in the chin, and a faint red spot in the middle of the forehead. Tiger has brown-painted spots and wavy line. The tail is partly missing. At the rear of the platform is a pair of truncated feet. These join in with those of 1969.264.

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