• Hint: This is not an ash tray. But there is a deep groove here for the main purpose of this object.
  • Hint: Angry, stylized face. This person is not happy. Do you think this person was liked by the creators of this object?
  • Hint: This object is made of very hard sandstone. Good for an ....architectural element, wouldn't you say?
  • What do you think these two mirror-image designs might be on either side of the groove?

What in the World is This?

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Can you guess what in the world this is? Who made it and where? What purpose did it serve?

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  1. Kirbic [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    Aw, I though it would be something with human sacrifice and blood and gore ... the style of the arms tied behind the back gave me the location, but just looking at the face my guess would have been a different continent :)

  2. rosathorns 51 months ago | reply

    Maybe a stone to divert rain, possibly placed at the bottom of Japanese rain chains?

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