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Pounding tool

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Round stone used to pound amate tree bark into paper, with typical incised parallel grooves on the pounding face and a large groove carved around the side of the stone for attachment to a wooden handle.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

México (undetermined), Postclassic period (?), A.D. 1200–1521

Object Place

México

Dimensions

3.81 x 6.35 cm (1 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.816

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools & equipment