Mask made of turtle-shell plates which have been bent to form an elaborate human face, and sewn into place with fibre; shell eyes.

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Oc1855,1220.169

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Mask made of turtle-shell plates which have been bent to form an elaborate human face, and sewn into place with fibre; shell eyes.

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