Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Iyo'wujwa Chorote speaking peoples
  • mortar, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • palo santo wood, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23.5 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/4 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5391

The cylindrical wooden vessel appears to be a hollowed log. It has a slightly rounded bottom and is dark brown.

It was used for making flour or for pounding meat.