Posted 7 years ago
I'm hoping someone knowledgeable can please help me ID this interesting wood artifact. It's solid wood (species unknown) 14" long overall, 3-1/2 wide and 1-1/2 thick. The front tapers to an edge that's approx 1/2" thick.
There's an oval, elongated "bowl" in the middle of it that appears to be worked in versus carved in. The bowl area measures 8"x 2-1/2".
There are two extensions at either side of the rear that measure 2" long x 1" wide. There are two carved wood pegs on the bottom which keep this piece level.
The whole item weighs 1-1/2 pounds and feels like it's been coated with a paraffin wax. I picked it up at an estate sale near Seattle thinking it might be a Native American artifact to add to my collection, but all my research has not turned up any clues so I'm really stumped. Any help to identify this or even to offer a clue would be greatly appreciated.