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  1. #1
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    Ivory piece that I cannot identify

    I purchased this piece of ivory but I cannot for the life of me figure out exactly what it's purpose is. At first I thought is was a pestle, but I have my doubts because of how thin they turned it. Could it be a wax stamp and just be missing the metal? It is about 5" tall and 1.25" at it's widest point. Any help would be appreciated.

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    It looks like some kind of stamp missing the stamp to me. The other thing that comes to mind is material for a seal. The characters would be carved in the bottom. The shape is not traditional for such a use though.

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