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mduk (pestle)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • mduk (pestle), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • iron
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 3/4 x 1 x 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0205

This object is a rounded rectangular iron peg with slightly flared ends.

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