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T0191
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Rattles were central to shamanic healing. Their rhythmic sound focused the mind and helped summon the assistance of supernaturals. Rounded rattles likely represent the human skull, the source of spiritual expression, dreams and visions. The amphibian on this rattle may symbolize transformation since tadpoles transform into frogs.
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depth 4.75 in ; height 10.25 in ; width 5 in
height 26.03 cm ; width 12.7 cm ; depth 12.06 cm
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