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Ojibwa wood frog-shape fish decoy

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A wood decoy carved in the shape of a frog with its back legs extended has two leather legs or fins and a mouth and eyes. A rectangular hole made on the underside is filled with lead for weight. The weight appears to have been nailed in place. The decoy is file-branded to make brown spots. There is a small hole in the top of the head.