figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Wooden doll with incised facial features. The upper half of the doll is made of wood, and the legs are made of leather. The two pieces are attached at the middle with a length of textile, which is threaded through a ring of bone or ivory. The figure wears a skirt, and has a string of beads around his neck, and one at the waist.

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