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Breadfruit pounder of stone (basalt), circular convex base and transverse handle.
- Curator's comments
Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.175:
56. Stone pestle used by the natives of the Society Islands for pounding bread fruit. Height 6 1/2 inches. Surgeon Kay R.N.
Comment from Tara Hiquily, curator, Musée de Tahiti et ses Îles, during a visit to the British Museum storehouse, 20 June 2008: Breadfruit pounder, for high-ranking people. Some say this form is specifically for a chief, as it is similar to a head-rest.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented by the Lords of the Admiralty through Sir John Liddell, C.B. (the Museum of Haslar Hospital)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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