Fetish figure

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Early 20th Century
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Wooden human fetish figure with a variety of nails piercing the body. Adorned with feathers and stained with earth. A fetish is a statue or object with magical power, like an amulet, talisman or good luck charm. In some cases, it was believed that you could release some of the luck when you needed it by piercing the figure.
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Early 20th Century
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2001.1
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