Mortar and pestle

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Culture/People
possibly Taíno [Puerto Rico] (attributed)
Collector
William David Hess, Non-Indian, 1916-1995
Previous owner
William David Hess, Non-Indian, 1916-1995
Seller
William David Hess, Non-Indian, 1916-1995
Object Name
Mortar and pestle
Media/Materials
Black ironwood/Leadwood
Techniques
Carved
Object Type
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place
Isla de Culebra; Culebra Municipality; Puerto Rico
Archipelago
Greater Antilles
Island Name
Isla de Culebra, Puerto Rico
Geographical Areas
Caribbean Islands (West Indies)
Collection History
Collected from the site of an abandoned house by William David Hess (1916-1995, US Navy) in 1939 when he was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise; purchased by MAI from William David Hess in 1941.
Catalog Number
20/4000
Barcode
204000.000
See related items
Taíno [Puerto Rico]
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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