areca nut pestle; areca nut mortar; lime spatula (narcotics & intoxicants: chewing)

Areca nut mortar, pestle and spatula. The pestle is formed from an iron rod with a roughly cylindrical bone head. The mortar has a fluted body with a bowl on the wider end. The outer surface of the body is decorated with three bands, with further decoration around the bowl. The lime spatula is an iron rod that flattens at the tip to create a spatula. The other end of the spatula has an inverted cone shape formed of silver in two parts, which have become loose. The silver has bands of decoration. The end of the handle has a carved animal figure, possibly a tiger.

Used by a high official for grinding areca nut.

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