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Pestle

Museum number:
2-6323
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
x-2516 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Wooden pestle; red-stained wood with incised black bands. Actually this is a replica - see 2-5776.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.5 Stimulants, Narcotics, and Accessories
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Used with round-bottomed wood trays to crush berries, seal fat or livers of birds and fish with which pastry mixtures are made of.
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
height 13 centimeters
Comment:
Remarks: cf. Nelson Pl. XXXI and p. 73.
Legacy documentation: