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Woman's bodice made of rectangle of blue cotton fabric to front of which horizontal bands of blue brown and grey fabric have been applied. In addition, horizontal rows of seeds and hollow semicircular discs have been applied, as well as some other discs between the rows. Towards the top four plaques have been applied, 2 round at either side, a lozenge at centre and small round above. The plaques have incised decoration. The back and a small section of the other side have been left plain. A strip of black fabric attached to top of back to one side would have served as halter neck.

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