pestle (food processing & storage)

Wooden pestle carved in three distinct sections but from a single piece of wood. The bottom section is round in cross section, the middle section is narrower and flares towards the top and bottom. The top section is more ornately carved with circumferential grooves and there is a small tapering pommel at the tip. There is a large gouge of wood where the hand holding position would be.

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