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Pestle

Object Number:70-9-491
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Naskapi
Provenience: Canada
Quebec (uncertain)
Newfoundland (uncertain)
Culture Area: Subarctic Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Height: 14 cm
Outside Diameter:8 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970
Other Number:NA1709 - Collector Number

Description

"Bone crusher" type. Wooden, conical, widening near the tip into a disk-shaped handle. Used as everyday pestle as well as for the Makusa.n ritual meal.

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