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Decorated with blocks of zigzag motifs incorporating nine carvings of birds, men, turtles and a dog
Old smooth and rich patina
18th – early 19th Century
Size: 144cm long – 56¾ ins long
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The images were used as supplication to the gods, to seek their blessing in war and their intervention in times of need.