Betel Pestle


From: New Guinea | Trobriand Islands

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

Object Number 96-2-21B
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Guinea | Trobriand Islands
Date Made 1970's
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

Smooth, tapered wooden pestle with two carved rings at top, surmounted by a standing human figure. Figure's hands (?) touch pair of openwork loops in front of legs. Band of relief carving (mostly zig-zag) across lower back and down outsides of legs. Above the figure's head are a plain ring, a band of low relief designs, and a decorative finial.

Length 27 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. Frederica de Laguna, 1996
Other Number 21 - Other Number

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