pictures (tattoo illustration)

Sheet of paper, probably made from mulberry tree bark, showing body decoration patterns for tattooing. There are six figures: a leaping belu with a weapon in each hand, a goose, a peacock, a leogryph, a family group of one royal adult with child to either side, and a stag (with prominent penis).

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