This was bought in 1945 at Brighton. This fish suggests that it has an early Christian connection. The mask could have been used to add height to a person, but the back is not carved to accommodate human features. A 'V' sharpened tool could have been used to cut teeth and the nostrils as well as the hair of the beard. The chord appears to be made of a natural hollow growth, likely to be found in marshy areas.
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