Triangular piece of animal bone with parallel rows of incised and blackened Karo Batak script on the concave side, part of a divination table used to gain the favours of a girl. On the convex side two rudimentary more or less human faces have been inscribed, one large, one small, each surrounded by a kind of mane with hatching across it.

Possibly written for sale to tourists.

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