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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

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.