Posted 3 years ago
Petrified bone of some sort perhaps?
They clink together like stones :).
The larger almost 4.25 inches long, 1 - 1/2 inches across at the widest.
The smaller 3.25 and 1 - 1/4 inch across at the widest.
Very smooth, cool to touch.
The shading around the 'carving' is so uniform it could be a fake something or a tourist item?. Not sure why as they were not expensive - $10.00.
One observation was that they looked similar to bones that some islanders ground betel or areca nuts into?
I have no provenance, just what the seller told me - his grandfather dived for these items off the coast China, about 50 years ago. Retrieved from a sunken ship. He was American Indian (seller and grandfather).