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Betel-nut Mortar

Early 20th century - Mid 20th century

7 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (19.05 cm x 11.43 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 70.E80.2
Geography: Oceania, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Cups
Culture/Nationality: Kove, Kombi, Kombe, New Britain, Papua New Guinea

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  • cups - Open bowl-shaped vessels, used chiefly for drinking, often having one handle, but sometimes two handles or none, generally on a low foot-ring; also includes similar bowl-shaped vessels, generally without handles, resting on a stem and supported by a spreading foot. Occasionally made with a lid.
  • Melanesian - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Melanesian Islands. Melanesians are well known for creating sculptures utilizing a vast range of media, their traditional communal architecture, and body arts.
  • mortars - Receptacles of a hard material, such as stone, brass, wood, or glass, that have a cup-shaped cavity in which materials are pounded or ground with a pestle. Often used to grind ingredients used in a pharmacy, painting, or cookery.
  • New Britain - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of New Britain Island.
  • Oceanic - Cultures and styles of various regions in Oceania, comprising islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean (generally excluding Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), but including Australia.
  • Papua New Guinea

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Feed Your Head: Food as Material and Metaphor Bryn Mawr College , Nov 4, 2011 – Dec 20, 2011

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