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Charm, D21.351

Physical Description

Carved wooden human head with hair. Hair is inserted in tufts into holes in the head, held in place by small wooden wedges. Back of head is open. Head is painted red. Eyes and eyebrows in black. Proper left ear pierced. Body is a wedge shaped piece of wood with carved shoulders. Shoulders have hole ?for attaching arms. Hole at side of wedge, possibly of attachment of another section. Body wrapped in plant fibre and remnants of a textile.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 245 x 106 x 47mm

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