effigy

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a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

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17) Vardaman, too, creates an effigial form that might be construed as necrophagic; the fish he catches and offers to Addie is intended to be eaten (AILD 30-31), and eventually finds its way into Dewey Dell's pan for supper (59), though Vardaman is not present to eat it.
Similarly, myriad factors, which included regional preferences, determined whether a wife's represented presence was to be effigial or merely symbolic.