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A wooden block with four figures carved on it. A bird with a curved beak, long neck, and outstretched wings rests claws on a standing man's head. Below man's feet is a turtle and on the reverse is a crocodile that stretches to below the bird's tail. Two pairs of holes drilled in back, in bird, and below crocodile.

History Of Use

Decoration on the Haus Tamberan roof beams.

Cultural Context

Haus Tamberan

Iconographic Meaning

Bird is probably the so-called 'fish-eagle'. The person may represent the tribal founder. The whole ensemble may symbolize the war-like spirit of village men.

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