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CAS 0143-0523   CAS 0143-0523; Poi pounder
Category Culinary Items; Tools & Implements
Object Name Poi pounder
Culture Polynesian: Hawaiian
Global Region Oceania
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Hawaii
County Unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture unknown (pre-1906)
Collection Name N/A
Materials Stone: basalt
Description Pestle-type poi pounder pecked and ground to shape from a single piece of basalt; Convex underside of rounded base flares out and up to a low, pronounced shoulder, above which the sides slope inward and gradually rise vertically to form a cylindrical handle, surmounted by a knob-like, rounded proximal end; All surfaces have been ground very smoothly; Color is dark gray.
Dimensions (cm) Max Diam = 13.4, Length = 20.9
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