Pilon Tahiti, Society Islands, Polynesia Carved... - Lot 63 - Giquello

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Pilon Tahiti, Society Islands, Polynesia Carved... - Lot 63 - Giquello
Pilon Tahiti, Society Islands, Polynesia Carved stone H. 19 cm This Tahitian "penu" type pestle is carved from dense, fine-grained, gray-tinted volcanic stone (basalt). Its shape gives it a perfect grip, and the patina at the contact points bears witness to its long use. This pestle was used to reduce fruit and tuber pulp to a paste for culinary preparations or medicinal remedies. The lower part of the pestle bears a handwritten inventory number: V-17-M Condition report: RAS
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