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T0214
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This magnificently malevolent mask directly manifests a powerful spirit being that helped a shaman mediate between the worlds of matter and spirit. It is an octopus, identified by the sucker disks on its cheeks and its peaked, beak-like mouth. Like shamans, the octopus can transform itself – it squeezes its often enormous body into extremely narrow crevices, and to elude danger, it releases ink and changes the color and texture of its skin.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 3.5 in ; height 9.5 in ; width 7 in
height 7 in ; width 5 in ; depth 3 in
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