figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Warrior figure made of carved wood, with metal wire wrapped around the neck. The figure has distended earlobes, and is wearing a tall headdress. The feet are broken. The figure appears to be missing something that it was once holding, as there are circular holes in both hands. There is a faded, handwritten inscription on the back of the headdress.

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