figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Tukatha figurine of a woman chewing areca nut and carrying a baby. The figure is made of clay, with a celadon glaze on the upper part. The head was broken from the body and has been reattached, probably erroneously, as such figures often had their heads broken off before they were interred.

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