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Illustration of Dyak tranference of suffering to inanimate substitutes. The bilian(?) has placed a wooden doll upon his patient's abdomen. It is a ganti-diu or substitute and the belian is working magic to drive the man's sickness into the doll - a process which may take a few days.

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