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The pictured item is 81 inches wide by 22 inches high.


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#51 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!EJC 2019-07-12 17:01
I concur it looks approximately spherical, so the 81" dimension (if correct) must refer to circumference and not width (nor diameter).
It looks to be fired clay of antique or ancient vintage with some sort of figure(s) engraved or impressed on either side under the larger "ports," which could have contained wicks as in an oil lamp, with the smaller port used for refilling. Just my guess; I hope someone identifies it conclusively!
#50 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!EJC 2019-07-12 16:48
Binoculars for peering into the black abyss! (Don't bump your nose on the small stubby hole!)
#49 bb1912barbblaschke 2019-07-11 13:18
According to a circumference/d iameter calculator, 81" circumference equals 25.75" (approximately) diameter. So, 25" diameter with a height of 22" seems much more in line proportionally with the photo. But I still don't know what it is! ;~)
#48 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!gaeljwhit 2019-07-11 10:06
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#47 It's #whatsitwednesd ay!esgerard 2019-07-11 09:07
The dimension of 81 inches "wide" is obviously wrong. Could they mean 'circumference'?
I have no idea what it is.
#46 What is it?Hookman 2019-07-11 00:36
It's a whistle. You blow into the small tube and adjust the sound with your hands in the big holes.
#45 What is it?Hookman 2019-07-11 00:33
It's for growing double-ended asparagus. The roots would be in the middle.
#44 What is it?Hookman 2019-07-11 00:31
It's an African "holler" ball.
#43 What is it?Hookman 2019-07-11 00:30
It's a Chinese Tuba.
#42 What is it?Hookman 2019-07-11 00:29
It's a sewage gas expansion vessel.

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