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Southeast Asia, Burma (present day Myanmar), ca. 15th to 16th century CE. A large and hefty stone pestle, shaped from a mottled grey-green basalt, with a wide rounded pounding base and a slightly pronounced knobbed handle, and a lengthy shaft. Meant for pounding grains, herbs, medicinal ingredients, and other substances into a fine powder, but could also be used as a weapon in times of dire need. Size: 11" L x 2.625" W (27.9 cm x 6.7 cm).

Provenance: ex-Historia Antiques (James Caswell), Santa Monica, California, USA

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Losses to knobbed handle and base and age-commensurate scratching and pitting, otherwise very good.

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Ancient Burmese Stone Pounder - ex-Historia

Estimate $400 - $600Sep 25, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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