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Ojibwa incised wood fish decoy

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A fish-spearing decoy in the form of a chub, is made of soft wood with copper eyes and dorsal fin and a tanned buckskin left pectoral fin (right missing). It is covered with an incised scale pattern, has incised gill openings partially accentuated with purple ink, and rays in its tail. Mouth is open; body has no additional surface finish. Circa 1900-1950.