🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Bone with carved images and signs unknown

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anyone know what this is
 

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Would this be considered scrimshaw?
Scrimshaw is scrollwork, engravings, and carvings done in bone or ivory. Typically it refers to the artwork created by whalers, engraved on the byproducts of whales, such as bones or cartilage. It is most commonly made out of the bones and teeth of sperm whales, the baleen of other whales, and the tusks of walruses. Wikipedia
 
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Definitely bone, its purpose would just be a guess, but possibly a knife handle as Gunsil suggested.
 
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Scrimshaw is scrollwork, engravings, and carvings done in bone or ivory. Typically it refers to the artwork created by whalers, engraved on the byproducts of whales, such as bones or cartilage. It is most commonly made out of the bones and teeth of sperm whales, the baleen of other whales, and the tusks of walruses. Wikipedia
Yes I believe that's correct . However did you see the illustration with what looks to be a Asian on a raft of some kind and then dry land so my question is how old it could be. Lmk what you think
 
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