- Museum number
Muller, rubber, pestle made of stone.
- Curator's comments
- From acquisition "pestle".
From acquisition "Ky" From acquisition "Mercer County".
See Christy Correspondence:
Letter A E Douglass, New York/C H Read, 24 Nov 1887 and 'Invoice of Objects, worked in Stone & Shell by American Indians ... sent, in Exchange ... Selected from the Private Collection of A E Douglass Esq. in the Museum of Natural History, New York.
Douglass writes 'The "Conical pestle" is peculiar to our northern states west of the Alleghanies, and occasionally has a cup shaped depression upon its base, supposed to be required in cracking walnuts. The Stone bar or attenuated cylinder is the shape of pestle in States East of the Alleghanies, and is abundant.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1887C2.3668 (old CDMS no.)