- Museum number
Pounder made of stone (basalt). Upright form with a rounded base. Transverse handle with upright, flat-topped prongs at each end, with a raised rib over the centre of the handle. With paper labels pasted to body.
- Production date
- Curator's comments
See J.C.H. King, "Artificial Curiosities from the Northwest Coast of America : Native American Artefacts in the British Museum collected on the Third Voyage of Captain James Cook and Acquired through Sir Joseph Banks, London, British Museum Publications Ltd, 1981, p.16 - old label identified as being in the handwriting of D.C. Solander
Registration slip: 'Cook Colln/ Tahitian Group/ Pounder of basalt circular base transverse handle [indistinct word] with upright horns at each end and raised rib over the centre./ Stone pestles/ Otaheite./ H.7 1/4".'
Additional registration slip: has location as 'Tahiti', and references British Library Additional Manuscript 15,508. Pl 33.b. Partington Album 1890 p.832.2.
- On display (G1/fc22)
- Exhibition history
1979 – 1980 15 Feb-29 Sept, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, Captain Cook in the South Seas
1987 May- Oct, Tonbridge, Penshurst Place, Captain Cook
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Retains 'Cook Collection' paper label. Large rectangular paper label pasted on reads 'Stone Pestles [sic]. Otaheite'. Similarity to British Library Add. Mss 15,508.31 (fig.265), Cook voyage drawing.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc17??D11.15 (old CDMS no.)