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mduk (pestle)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • mduk (pestle), 1984
  • Where object was made: Umm Durmān, Al Kharţoum, Sudan
  • iron
  • Object Length/Diameter: 32 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 5/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0203
Description

This object is an iron rod with slightly flared ends.

Mduk translates to "thing that pounds." Would have been used for crushing things like beans, dried okra, or coffee.