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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Nesting): 56 × 13 1/2 × 14 in. (142.2 × 34.3 × 35.6 cm)
H x W x D (Mortar): 25 1/4 × 13 1/2 × 14 in. (64.1 × 34.3 × 35.6 cm)
H x W x D (Pestle): 38 × 3 3/4 × 3 1/4 in. (96.5 × 9.5 × 8.3 cm)
Type:
mortars (grinding tools)
pestles
Date:
1840-1940
Description:
A handcarved mortar (.1) and pestle (.2) used to pound grain, possibly rice. Mortar is made of a single piece of wood, possibly cypress. Mortar is tall and round with a carved out bowl at top. Pestle is also made of a single piece of wood. Pestle has handle at center with rounded heads at either side of handle.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number:
2014.312.19.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Agricultural
Exhibition:
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd549eb83b7-a6d1-4cc8-a8cb-a4018332b169
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.312.19.1-.2