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Mortar

Native NameDume Tuan
Object Number:65-10-69
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cashinahua
Provenience: Peru
Rio Curanja
Culture Area: Amazonia
Section:American
Materials:Palm Nut
Length: 10.9 cm
Outside Diameter:4.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Kenneth M. Kensinger, 1965

Description

Tobacco mortar. Partially hollowed piece of palm nut (contra), dark in color curving out from open top, narrowing sharply to closed point; carefully smoothed and finished exterior; hollow area only extends 1/2 length of mortar; used with 65-10-72. Used to grind snuff; original kind of mortar.

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