- Museum number
Vessel of wood, hollow, conical, terminating in an animal's head; the other closed witha plug of plaited leaf.
Length: 14.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Mortar. Kongom - mortar used for betel nut. Used by old men when their teeth were lost. The object has old betel nut stains in it, it could be a love charm but it is unlikely.
The face on the end provides a ledge or ridge which the PNG visitors think makes it a bit useless.
Porer Nombo and Pinabin Sisau, Reite Village, Madang, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia Project 6 August 2009. Tape 49
Marked in black ink:
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1876C1.9773a (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1876C0515.3