protective charm

Carved, wooden charm, with a paddle shaped head and a long, round in cross section, thin handle. The paddle head is pointed at the end, and has an elongated, diamond shape cut out at its centre. There is a strip of pale pigment running down the centre of the paddle head. There is a design etched into both sides of the paddle. There are remnants of red and black pigment on the entire object.

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