model of activity (food processing & storage)

Model oil press made of wood and ceramic, on a circular base formed of five pieces of wood pinned together with a crossbar. The model consists of a central container with crusher attached to a beam, the other end of which forms a yoke, which is attached to a model bullock. The bullock is grey in colour, and has several black symbols painted on its back and sides. The bullock is blindfolded with a piece of fabric. There is a brown-painted lump of ceramic on the base, which appears to be a pile of droppings. There is straw embedded around the rim of the base, in the path of the bullock.

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