Circular turned wooden chess board with a red and black painted board in the centre surrounded by yellow floral motifs on a black background and a red rim. On the base are concentric bands in red and yellow with a black centre and three circular wooden protrusions. The thick rim is brown with four carved lines in pairs.
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areca nut pestle; areca nut mortar; lime spatula (narcotics & intoxicants: chewing)
cloth (function unknown); textile (function unknown)
quern model (grinder model (food processing & storage))
altar spills (spills (ritual & belief: religious buildings & furnishings))
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