Fragment of decorated large bird bone, possibly the ulna, broken at both ends and engraved on one side with the figure of a reindeer facing left. The feet are omitted and the head is now missing but part of the antler remains engraved on the upper surface. The animal's coat is shaded and marked with a zigzag line along the flank, which is also marked with a small V-shaped gash. A small hole is cut near the articular end of the bone on the reverse surface of this piece.
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