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DINKA, SHIELD FETISH 4, 37", $800, Sudan
This shield has been vetted as authentic, with clear evidence of extensive age and use.
This is a unusual object, using a small hand shield as part of its magic. It is tied onto the staff of wood with reed-like material. The animal form is attached to two small pieces of fabric that are stiched onto the staff.
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