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mduk (pestle)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • mduk (pestle), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Al-Ubayyiḍ, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • iron, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 26 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 10 1/4 x 1 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0204

This object is an iron rod with flared ends and with threading at one of the ends.

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