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Betel Pestle

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Object Number:96-2-21B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Trobriand Islands
Date Made: 1970's
Early Date: 1971
Late Date: 1981
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 27 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Frederica de Laguna, 1996
Other Number:21 - Other Number

Description

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.

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