This is a piece of tusk or bone that has been shaped into a tapering conical shape with a squared piece at one end. The squared area is smaller than the diameter of the longer piece of the tusk. The squared piece has a hole drilled in it. The conical part of teh tusk also had a larger hole drilled in it with a piece of leather wrapped through it and knotted. The whole husk piece has broken at the point of this larger whole and also the tip has broken off on o the pieces, meaning that the object is now in three pieces.