Friday mystery object #90

This week I thought I’d give you a break from the bones and provide something a bit more cultural for you to identify:

Any idea what it is, where it’s from and what it’s for?

As usual you can put your questions, comments and suggestions below and I’ll get back to you as best I can (possibly with some additional information from my colleague Tom – who knows far more about this object than I do!).

Good luck!