Mortar carved from a single piece of dark brown wood. The bowl is hemispherical with a square rim. The bowl is supported on the body of a woman in place of her head. The figures head is held between her hands. The figure is standing on a flat round base. The figure has scarifications on her stomach consisting of three straight lines and two pairs of curves above them; the face also has marks on the cheeks. There is a crack down one side running from the base up to the figures torso.
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mortar (food processing & storage)
1 item (description level: whole)
- Broad category
- Anthropology: Ethnography
- Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name: mortar (food processing & storage)
object name: mortar
- Kwilu River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa, Africa; Zaire, Central Africa, Africa
- Additional place information
made or collected: Kwilu River
made or collected: Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Date collected
- Additional date information
date collected: 1945
- Additional culture information
maker or user: Pende
- Materials & techniques
- Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
- overall: 217 mm x 94 mm x 102 mm
- Additional measurement information
overall: 217 mm x 94 mm x 102 mm
- Obtained by the donor from Kandale in 1945. Said to be old and rare.
- Related subjects
association: Food and Feasting
maker or user: Pende
object name: mortars (food processing & storage)
object name (Horniman Ethno.): mortars (general & multipurpose)
- Record created 2000-08-30
- Record last updated 2017-03-21
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