figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Wooden female figure, the figure is standing with its hands resting on its chest. One notable feature is the ridges around the figures neck likely illustrating Neck rings. The figure also has distinctive hair styling, with numerous ridges running front to back.
The figure is painted a dark brown colour, with the lighter yellow of the wood visible in sections where the paint has been warn away.
The figure is dressed with a textile rapped around its mid-section. The textile is coloured in a mixture of yellow, brown and black used in a geometric pattern of lines and rectangles.

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